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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 Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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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 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1300, 1594, 1603, 1652, 1743, 1793, 1795, 1797, 1822, 1836, 1872, 1883, and 1899 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, Sheriff of London in 1594, and Lord Mayor in 1603-4; 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 330 words (24 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



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 14:58.

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