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The distinguished surname Benito 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.

Benito Early Origins



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

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Benito Spelling Variations


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Benito 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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Benito Early History


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Benito Early History



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

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Benito Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benito Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Benito Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Andres Benito, who arrived in New Granada in 1595

Benito Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Basilic Benito, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juan Benito, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Miguel Benito, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Francisco Benito, who landed in America in 1810
  • Pero Benito, who landed in America in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Benito (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Benito (post 1700)



  • William San Benito Jr., American Democrat politician, Elected Rhode Island State House of Representatives 58th District 2002

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Benito Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Benito Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benito 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 22 October 2015 at 09:30.

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