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The ancient Strathclyde Briton name Benett is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Benett Early Origins



The surname Benett 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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Benett Spelling Variations


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Benett Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Benett has been spelled Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

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Benett Early History


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Benett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benett 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 Benett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benett 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 Benett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benett In Ireland


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Benett In Ireland



Some of the Benett 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Benett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Katherine Benett, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Thomas Benett, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • Margery Benett, who landed in Virginia in 1624
  • Tymothy Benett, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Benett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Benett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Eliza Benett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benett (post 1700)



  • Mary Jean Benett, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1996

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. 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).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Benett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benett 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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