August 21, 2015 § 1 Comment
Shortened version of “Eben” or “Ebenezer“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Ben, Bennie, Benny, Ebb, Eben, Eben-ezer, Ebenezer, Ebeneezer, Ez, Eez, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Eb (Ebenezer) Carron (b. 1843), Jethro’s cousin, a hot-headed young man who joins Tom in running off to enlist in the Union Army, in Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).