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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.

Benitez Early Origins



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

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Benitez Spelling Variations


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Benitez 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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Benitez Early History


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Benitez Early History



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

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Benitez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benitez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benitez 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:

Benitez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Benitez, who settled in America in 1528
  • Alonso Benitez, who came to New Spain in 1536
  • Cristobal Benitez, who settled in Dominican Republic in 1538
  • Ana de Puertocarrero Benitez, who settled in Peru in 1579

Benitez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antonia Benitez, who came to New Orleans in 1779
  • Ana Benitez, who arrived in New Orleans in 1779

Benitez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Benitez, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Jose Benitez, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1821
  • Pero Benitez, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Juan Benitez, who landed in America in 1828
  • Marcos Benitez, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benitez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benitez (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Elsa Benítez (b. 1977), Mexican model
  • Armando Germán Benítez (b. 1972), Dominican Major League Baseball player
  • Wilfredo Benítez, 1979 world boxing welterweight champion
  • Cristóbal Benítez, Venezuelan jurist and law professor
  • Jaime Benítez, Puerto Rican educator and government official

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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Benitez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benitez 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.

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