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Benham family page

This name is found in both England and Scotland, but with different derivations


Robert Benham married Sarah Skelten in St Saviour in 1783

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Origins of surname

The English name comes from Benham in Berkshire and Binham in Norfolk, and ultimately derives from the old word for 'river meadow'.

The Scottish surname is also locational, from Benholm in Angus.

Early records

THe first record of the name in Jersey is the marriage at St Saviour on 29 September 1783 of Robert Benham and Sara Skelton, both of Southampton and living in St Helier.


  • Benham
  • Beanham
  • Binham

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This will created by a member of the Benham family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Philip Benham of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 5s - 11 January 1879, D/Y/A/40

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