The distinguished surname Benitez 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.
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Ramon Benitez, American politician, Independent Candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Croix, 2002 
Jose Benitez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1952, 1956; Puerto Rico Democratic Party chair, 1955-58 
Celeste Benitez, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1996; Popular Democratic Candidate for Resident Commissioner to U.S. Congress from Puerto Rico, 1996 
Manuel Benítez, Spanish bullfighter
Helena Zoila Tirona Benitez (1914-2016), Filipina academic and administrator
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