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ˈbɛn tnben·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Benton, Thomas Hart Bentonnoun

    United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)

  2. Benton, Thomas Hart Benton, Old Bullionnoun

    United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)


  1. benton

    Benton is typically used as a personal name. It is of English origin, and in old English, it means "settlement in or by a grassy enclosure," or "bent grass town." However, the term can also refer to various cities, counties, or townships within the United States, named after different individuals with the surname Benton.


  1. Benton

    Benton is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. It was established in 1837. According to a 2006 Special Census conducted at the request of the city government, the population of the city is 27,717, ranking it as the state's 16th largest city, behind Texarkana. However in the 2010 census, the city population increased to 30,681, making it the 12th largest city in the state of Arkansas. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city of Benton, first settled in 1833 and named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, was formally chartered in 1836 when Arkansas became a state.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Benton is ranked #912 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Benton surname appeared 37,912 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13 would have the surname Benton.

    69% or 26,159 total occurrences were White.
    24.9% or 9,459 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 899 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 845 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 337 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 209 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benton in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Benton in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Northam:

    I knew State Senator Augustus Benton as a lawmaker, an attorney, a banker, and a farmer raising beef cattle in Moccasin Valley, working the land just as generations of State Senator Augustus Benton family had done before him, state Senator Augustus Benton loved the outdoors, and State Senator Augustus Benton loved serving people even more. State Senator Augustus Benton pushed hard to bring jobs and investment to State Senator Augustus Benton district, and I will always be grateful for State Senator Augustus Benton courageous vote to expand health care for people who need it.

  2. David Benton:

    It was so disassociated from what David Benton said this morning at the press conference and what he said to us.

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