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Benton, New York

Benton, NY  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Benton is in Yates County. The county seat is Penn Yan.

Major ancestry groups reported by Benton residents include:

· English - 23%
· German - 18%
· Irish - 13%
· Danish - 8%
· French (except Basque) - 5%
· Dutch - 5%
· Polish - 5%
· Italian - 3%
· Swiss - 2%
· Welsh - 2%
· Scottish - 2%
· Swedish - 1%
· Russian - 1%
· Hungarian - 1%
· Lithuanian - 1%
· Pennsylvania German - 1%

Former names for Benton include:
· Snell
· Vernon

For more detail about place names in the Benton area, consult From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames, Ren Vasiliev
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