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Origins Available: Dutch, English, Scottish


The ancestors of the Bennet family lived among the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Their name is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Bennet Early Origins



The surname Bennet was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bennet Spelling Variations


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Bennet Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Bennet has appeared as Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

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Bennet Early History


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Bennet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennet research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1300, 1594, 1603, 1652, 1743, 1793, 1795, 1797, 1822, 1836, 1872, 1883, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Bennet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bennet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas, Sheriff of London in 1594, and Lord Mayor in 1603-4; when he was knighted, he purchased the manor of Beachampton in Berkshire; W. Benett, who was the Mayor of Chester in...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bennet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennet In Ireland


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Bennet In Ireland



Some of the Bennet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 330 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Bennet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bartholomew Bennet, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Jane Bennet, aged 16, arrived in America in 1635
  • Jo Bennet, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Matthew Bennet, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Samvei Bennet, aged 24, landed in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bennet, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • William Bennet, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799

Bennet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Bennet, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • John M Bennet, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Alexander Bennet, aged 52, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Reuben Bennet, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • John P Bennet, aged 32, landed in Key West, Ha in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • William Bennet settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1675
  • Peter Bennet arrived in Bay de Verde, Newfoundland in 1676

Bennet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Bennet arrived in Old Perlican in, Newfoundland 1708
  • David Bennet, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Corporal Bennet U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Bennet U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Bennet U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William and John Bennet arrived in Carbonear in 1804
  • Samuel Bennet, from county Wexford, was married in Tilton Harbour in 1819
  • John Bennet, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • Samuel Bennet was a fisherman of Port au Bras, Newfoundland in 1860

Bennet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • A.B. Bennet arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennet (post 1700)



  • Spencer Gordon Bennet (1893-1987), American film producer and director
  • Michael Farrand Bennet (b. 1964), American businessman, lawyer, and politician
  • Hiram Pitt Bennet (1826-1914), American Delegate from the Territory of Colorado
  • Meg Bennet (b. 1950), American screenwriter and actress
  • William Stiles Bennet (1870-1962), U.S. Representative from New York
  • William Bennet (1746-1820), Bishop of Cloyne, Ireland
  • Charles Bennet (1743-1822), 4th Earl of Tankerville, English cricket pioneer
  • William Bennet, English 18th century civil engineer
  • Abraham Bennet FRS (1749-1799), English clergyman and physicist, inventor of the gold-leaf electroscope
  • Henry Grey Bennet (1777-1836), English politician
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Bennet


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Suggested Readings for the name Bennet



  • A Chart of Some of the Ancestors of Benjamin Holmes West, 1861-1919; and His Wife Josepheine Bennet, 1857-1921; and a Genealogy of Their Descendants by William J. Harrison.

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Bennet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bennet 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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