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The Benedict family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the personal name, Benedict, which was derived from the Latin name Benedictus, which meant blessed by God.

Benedict Early Origins



The surname Benedict was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Benedict Spelling Variations


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Benedict Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Benedict include Benedict, Benedicte, Benedici, Benedicti and many more.

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Benedict Early History


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Benedict Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benedict research. Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1273, 1322, 1500, 1871, 1617, 1689 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Benedict History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benedict Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benedict Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benedict Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Benedict were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Benedict Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Benedict who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Dietrich Benedict, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Peter Benedict, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Thomas Benedict, who landed in Long Island in 1781

Benedict Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Otemy Benedict, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1822
  • Russel Benedict who arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • J Benedict, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A S Benedict, who landed in San Francisco California in 1851
  • Collin Benedict, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Benedict Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Benedict U.E. born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Ezra Benedict U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Benedict U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Benedict U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Benedict Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Amze L Benedict, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Smith Benedict, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benedict (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benedict (post 1700)



  • Charles Benedict (b. 1937), American Olympic gold medalist for shooting at the 1908 games
  • Major-General Jay Leland Benedict (1882-1953), American President of War Department Dependency Board (1942-1946)
  • Bruce Benedict (b. 1955), American Major League Baseball player
  • Paul Benedict (1938-2008), American actor
  • Dirk Benedict (b. 1945), American actor
  • Elizabeth Benedict (b. 1954), American novelist
  • Ruth Fulton Benedict (1887-1948), American anthropologist, best known for her study of Native American and Japanese cultures
  • Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885), English (German-born) composer and conductor

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: De bon vouloir servir le roy
Motto Translation: To serve the king with goo will.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Benedict Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benedict Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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