Bennette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Scotland, the first people to use the name Bennette were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Early Origins of the Bennette family

The surname Bennette was first found in Perthshire where "Benedictus, son of Walter de Sancto Edmundo, witnessed a charter of sale of land in Perth, 1219. Benedict the dean (decanus) witnessed the gift of the mill of Wystoun to the Hospital of Soltre in 1249. The fame of Saint Benedict (480-543) the patriarch of the Western monks made the name popular. " [1]

Early History of the Bennette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bennette research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1300, 1300, 1249, 1402, 1459, 1563, 1588, 1527, 1594, 1603, 1604, 1652, 1743, 1822, 1793, 1883, 1797, 1836, 1795, 1872, 1250 and are included under the topic Early Bennette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bennette Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Bennette has appeared as Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

Early Notables of the Bennette family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Bennett, Sheriff of London in 1594, and Lord Mayor (1603-1604); 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 Bennette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Bennette family to Ireland

Some of the Bennette family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bennette migration to the United States +

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Bennette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F. P. Bennette, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]
Bennette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Catherine Bennette, aged 60, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [3]
  • George Bennette, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bennette (post 1700) +

  • Edgar C. Bennette, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Richwood, West Virginia, 1901-08 [5]
  • E. C. Bennette, American Republican politician, Mayor of Richwood, West Virginia, 1942-43 [5]




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