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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BETH-ə-nee  [key]
Other Forms FormsBetony, Beth, Bettany, Bestney, Bestnee, Bestknee, Bestnie, Besny, Besnie, Besnee, Bester, Betham, Beetam, Beetham, Beatam, Beatham, Beetem, Beedham

Meaning & History

Possibly a topographic name derived from the Old English plant name betonice meaning "betony". The form of the name has been altered by folk association with the New Testament place name.
Added 9/19/2021 by General9696
Edited 7/10/2022 by General9696