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Benedict History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch , English , German


The Benedict surname is thought to be derived from the Latin personal name Benedictus, a name that meant "blessed."


Early Origins of the Benedict family


The surname Benedict was first found in Westphalia, where the family played a large role in the tribal conflicts of the area, and would later contribute greatly to the development of an emerging nation. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Benedict family


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Benedict Spelling Variations


Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Benedict include Benditt, Bendett, Bendict, Benditte, Bendette, Bendet, Benedikt and many more.

Early Notables of the Benedict family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Benedict family to the New World and Oceana


After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Benedict, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Benedict, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Benedict Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Otemy Benedict, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Russel Benedict who arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • J Benedict, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • A S Benedict, who landed in San Francisco California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Collin Benedict, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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

Contemporary Notables of the name Benedict (post 1700)


  • Dirk Benedict (b. 1945), American actor, best known for his role in The A-Team (2010) and The A-Team (1983-1987)
  • 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) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Jay Benedict. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Benedict/Jay_Leland/USA.html
  • Bruce Benedict (b. 1955), American Major League Baseball player
  • Paul Benedict (1938-2008), 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
  • John Benedict Hillerman (1932-2017), American actor perhaps best known for his starring role on the television show Magnum, P.I
  • Carl Benedict Hase (b. 1780), French Hellenist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Jay Benedict. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Benedict/Jay_Leland/USA.html


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