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Gender: M Meaning of Benton: "bent grass enclosure" Origin of Benton: English surname and place name Benton's Popularity in 2012: #879

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Benton is an old English surname of a type usually given to local landowners. It is also recorded in early records as Beneton and Bentune. Benton is newly returned to the Social Security list, perhaps as a fresh route to Ben.

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