Benites History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Benites comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. This name is patronymic name derived from the Latin name Benedictus, which means blessed. The name was very popular during the Middle Ages because of popular devotion to the Italian saint Benedictus, who founded the Benedictine Order in 529.
Early Origins of the Benites family
The surname Benites was first found in Asturias, where the name had its origins during the reign of the Visigothic kings.
Important Dates for the Benites family
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Benites Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Benítez, Benitez, Benites, Benito, Benedítez, Beneditez, Benedito, Benedicto, Beneyto, Beneitez and many more.
Early Notables of the Benites family (pre 1700)
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Benites migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Benites Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Isabel Benites, who settled in New Spain in 1533
Benites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro Benites, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1811
- Pedro Benites, aged 46, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811 
- Isabel Benites, who landed in New Spain in 1833 
- Martin Benites, who settled in California in 1877
Contemporary Notables of the name Benites (post 1700)
- Cecelia Benites, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1972 
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html