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Benet is one of the proud Scottish names to come from the Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Benet Early Origins



The surname Benet was first found in Perthshire where "Benedictus, son of Walter de Sancto Edmundo, witnessed a charter of sale of land in Perth, 1219. Benedict the dean (decanus) witnessed the gift of the mill of Wystoun to the Hospital of Soltre in 1249. The fame of Saint Benedict (480-543) the patriarch of the Western monks made the name popular. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Benet Spelling Variations


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Benet Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Benet has been spelled Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

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Benet Early History


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Benet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benet research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1300, 1300, 1249, 1402, 1459, 1563, 1588, 1527, 1594, 1603, 1604, 1652, 1743, 1822, 1793, 1883, 1797, 1836, 1795, 1872, 1250 and are included under the topic Early Benet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Bennett, Sheriff of London in 1594, and Lord Mayor (1603-1604); when he was knighted, he purchased the manor of Beachampton in Berkshire; W. Benett, who was the Mayor of Chester in...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benet In Ireland


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Benet In Ireland



Some of the Benet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Benet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Benet, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Edmund Benet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Edmund Benet, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Samuel Benet, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Benet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Godfry Benet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Benet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Benet, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • J Benet, aged 12, landed in New Orleans, La in 1858
  • Jose Benet, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

Benet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Benet, who settled in Montreal in 1666

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benet (post 1700)



  • William Benet, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1982
  • Edward S. Benet, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Matanzas, 1938-43
  • Christie Benet (1879-1951), American Democrat politician, Solicitor, 5th Circuit, 1908-09; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1918
  • Eric Benét (b. 1966), American R&B and gospel singer
  • William Rose Benét (1886-1950), American poet (brother of Stephen) awarded the 1942 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943), American poet awarded the 1929 and 1944 Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The Benet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benet 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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