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The nationality of Benton can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Benton may be in dispute depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

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The meaning of Benton come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is important to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Benton originate from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. In many cases these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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Surnames like Benton vary in how they're written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over the years. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Benton were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Benton. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Benton family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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