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WHERE DID THE SURNAME BENEFIELD ORIGINATE FROM?

WHERE DID THE SURNAME BENEFIELD ORIGINATE FROM?

GAIL GORTON (View posts)
Posted: 11 May 2000 10:17AM GMT
Starting my family tree, would appreciate any info on
the Benefield family tree. My grandmother and grandfather
came from Wisconsin and he is a Benefield.
Thank you.

Benefield/Bedingfield

Johnny Benefield (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jun 2000 7:15PM GMT
Not for certain some says Ireland/some says England.A story i was told at my last family reuion.They was 4 brothers possibly sons of William Bedingfield/Benefield,Robbed a bank or Killed somebody any way they splite up and went in four different diection. My GGGGGranddad was Needham Benefield b1771,one possible Brother Hardy Bedingfield b.1777 both was born near Raleigh, North Carolina both rased their familys in Georgia. That was just a story one of my cousin's told.the name Benefield has been wrote + pronounce many different ways according where you find the info. I have seen it Bennfield, Benifield,Benfield . in my opinion they are all realited some form are fasion if you look hard enought. The two names are facts one married Mary(Polly)Rogers, the other married Nancy Rogers posible sisters. Hope that helps

Benefield/Bedingfield

Posted: 5 Jul 2000 1:35PM GMT
Edited: 30 Jan 2002 4:25AM GMT
The Bedingfields came from England at about the early to mid. 1600. Most but not all Bennifield, Benifield, Benefield, Bennefield and other like spellings are misspellings of Bedingfield. Because of a lack of education in the early days most people would spell the name the way it sounded.

Benefield/Bedingfield

Ron Terrell (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jul 2000 6:47PM GMT
The name Benefield is derived from Bedingfield. It is English. Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, England has been the home of the Bedingfields from 1482 to the present. My line is decended from Needham Bedingfield yet all his sons became known as Benefields

The First Benefield/Bedingfield

Posted: 6 Jul 2000 12:19PM GMT
Edited: 30 Jan 2002 4:25AM GMT
Hi Ron,

This is some of the information I have on the first Bedingfield alias Ogerus De Pugeys. He was of Norman descent his forefathers settled in Normandy, France along with King Rolo of Norway. Rolo was a Viking leader of the principality of Normandy. The King of France gave Rolo the land of Normandy in an agreement to end the looting of France and to help the King of France from other Vikings attacking France.

One of the Lords of Normandy was William, Lord Malet de Greville. Ogerus de Pugeys was a Knight in Lords Malet's court. William The Conqueror was the King of the Normandy at this time. In 1066 when William The Conqueror came over to England Lord Malet and his Knights came with him to fight the Anglo-Saxon King. Lord Malet was first cousin to the King of England's wife.

After concurring England Lord Malet son Robert, possessed at the general survey, thirty-two Lordships in Yorkshire, three in Essex, one in Hampshire, two in Nofts, eight in Lincolshire, and two hundred and twenty one in Suffolk.

The near kinsman of this Robert, William Malet, became Lord of the Honor of Eye in Suffolk. Because Ogerus de Pugeys fought bravely alongside with Lord Malet he was given land in Suffolk, England in an area known as Bedyngfelda. It was a pasture or meadow that was primarily used for the grazing of sheep. The son of Ogerus was given the duty of caretaker for the second William Malet of Honor of Eye in Suffolk, England. Ogerus de Pugeys was given the title of Sir Knight Ogerus de Pugeys of Bedyngfelda. The name was later changed to Bedyngfelda and the de Pugoy was dropped. The name was later changed to Bedingfield. Most of the information came from the Battle Roll of Abbey, Domesday Book and other books by John Bernard Burk.


Posted: 12 Aug 2000 9:25AM GMT
Edited: 24 Nov 2002 5:19PM GMT
I cannot find my line. I see so many WILLIAM M(not MARCUS)BENEFIELD, My mom's maiden name is BENEFIELD yet this family is not even in the census as group. I found a little girl that should be my mom, but the other names don't match the family i know to be hers. My family is mixed, can you direct me to maybe one of them that may have had children with a mixed woman named Charlote Robinson.
louvenia

WILLIAM M BENEFIELD

JOHNNY BENEFIELD (View posts)
Posted: 13 Aug 2000 7:07PM GMT
WHAT YEAR WAS SHE BORN OR BETTER YET WILLIAM+WHERE DID THEY LIVE OR COME FROM . I WORK WITH A KEN BENEFIELD THAT IS BLACK ,HE IS FROM BESSEMER ALABAMA
JOHNNY
Posted: 14 Aug 2000 5:11PM GMT
Edited: 24 Nov 2002 5:19PM GMT

all i know is that they lived in Marietta Ga. Cobb cty and then as my mom put it split-off from "her people" and went to Florida to live; Quincy Fl. Gadsden cty. I don't know much about my grandpa my mom spoke little of her family if at all and said yes there were told not to speak of the family bloodline. I don't have a picture of William Marcus Benefield but my grandma could have easily passed for white, my mom stated that her father was from the West Indies and her grandpa had something to do with the Railroads. I think that they lived either in Ohio or Indiana before Georgia though i have furniture and nic-nacs from both places.
any info would be great
louvenia
Posted: 14 Aug 2000 5:20PM GMT
Edited: 24 Nov 2002 5:19PM GMT

my grandma:Charlotte Robinson b.1893 d.1969
grandpa: ?????????????????????????

Benefield

Posted: 24 Feb 2001 8:59PM GMT
Edited: 8 Jul 2001 11:48PM GMT
I am rather to partial to Benefield myself.
There is a town in England called Benefield.
Which is very old, so they must have been "mispelling"
it for quite some time.
My line migrated north and west from North Carolina around 1840.
However it is spelled- we wear it well.
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