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]

Important Dates for 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...
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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.

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]

Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3N-BM2 : 6 December 2014), F. P. Bennette, 03 Dec 1895; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF7W-KZD : 6 December 2014), Catherine Bennette, 18 Jun 1905; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2M-9J6 : 6 December 2014), George Bennette, 06 Aug 1922; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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