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The chronicles of the Bennett family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Bennett is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Bennett Early Origins



The surname Bennett 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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Bennett Spelling Variations


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Bennett Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Bennett has been spelled Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

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Bennett Early History


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Bennett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennett 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 Bennett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bennett 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 Bennett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bennett In Ireland


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Bennett In Ireland



Some of the Bennett 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Bennett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joane Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Samiell Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Satnwell Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Rich Bennett, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicho Bennett, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Anne Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Writ Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Peter Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Thomas Bennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Z Bennett, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Uzziel Bennett, who landed in America in 1811
  • Reuben Bennett, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Obadiah Bennett, aged 25, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • David Bennett of Rowley, Massachusetts a Physician
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Max Bennett, who landed in Arkansas in 1900
  • Mary Ann Bennett, who landed in Arkansas in 1905

Bennett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Bennett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Win Bennett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Prisilla Bennett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Martha Bennett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Joseph Bennett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1762
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Anne Bennett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1810
  • Francis Bennett, who landed in Canada in 1817
  • William Bennett, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Joel Bennett, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • James Bennett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Bennett, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • George Bennett, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • John Bennett, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • John Bennett, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • William Bennett, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Geo White Bennett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • John Bennett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Bennett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Bennett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Bennett, aged 25, a seaman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennett (post 1700)



  • James R. "Jim" Bennett (1940-2016), American politician, 49th & 52nd Secretary of State of Alabama
  • Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett (1933-2016), American politician, United States Senator from Utah (1993-2011)
  • Lawrence Edward "Larry" Bennett (1923-2016), American politician, Member of the New York Assembly (1983-1995)
  • Wayne D. Bennett (1927-2015), American politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1973-1993)
  • Roy C. Bennett (1918-2015), American songwriter
  • James Gordon Bennett Sr. (1795-1872), American first publisher of the New York Herald newspaper
  • Charles L. Bennett (b. 1956), American observational astrophysicist
  • Max Bennett (b. 1928), American jazz bassist and session musician
  • Tony Bennett (b. 1926), American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz born Anthony Dominick Benedetto
  • Clay Bennett (b. 1958), American editorial cartoonist awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bennett Historic Events


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Bennett Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Ella Mary Bennett (1865-1914), née Tuck British First Class Passenger from Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Flight 191

  • Ms J Bennett, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. James Arthur  Bennett (1883-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Fred C Bennett (1883-1914), English Bucker from England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Percival Bennett (b. 1905), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Ealing, Middlesex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Ernest Bennett (b. 1919), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John T Bennett, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John T Bennett, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Peter Luddington Bennett, British Sub Lieutenant "E", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur Christopher Joseph Bennett, British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Lawrence Ray Bennett (1947-1988), American Pharmaceutical Chemist from Chelsea, Michigan, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Bennett, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mabel Bennett, aged 30, English First Class Stewardess from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 5
  • Mr. George Alfred Bennett (d. 1912), aged 30, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

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  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Bennett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bennett 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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