Maria Benson

4 August 1723–5 April 1754
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Benson was christened on 4 August 1723, in Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, Dirck Benson, was 37 and her mother, Catalina Bokee, was 37. She died on 5 April 1754, at the age of 30.

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Dirck Benson
Catalina Bokee
Elizabeth Benson
Johannes Benson
Tanneke Bensen
Helena Bensen
Catalina Benson
Maria Benson

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Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Maria Bensen, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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