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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.

Benites Early Origins



The surname Benites was first found in Asturias, where the name had its origins during the reign of the Visigothic kings.

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Benites Spelling Variations


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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.

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Benites Early History


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Benites Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benites research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1002 is included under the topic Early Benites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benites Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benites Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benites Notables 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



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 came to Puerto Rico in 1811
  • Pedro Benites, aged 46, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811
  • Isabel Benites, who landed in New Spain in 1833
  • Martin Benites, who came to California in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benites (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benites (post 1700)



  • Cecelia Benites, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1972

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Benites Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Benites Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benites 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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