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History reveals the roots of the Bennetts family name in the ancient Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The Bennetts name is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Bennetts Early Origins



The surname Bennetts 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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Bennetts Spelling Variations


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Bennetts Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Bennetts has been spelled Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

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Bennetts Early History


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Bennetts Early History



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

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Bennetts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Bennetts In Ireland


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Bennetts In Ireland



Some of the Bennetts 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



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Bennetts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louedy Bennetts, who landed in New York in 1832

Bennetts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Bennetts arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • Richard Udy Bennetts arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • Matthew Bennetts arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • Thomas Bennetts arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • Samuel Bennetts, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bennetts Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bennetts, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Olivia Bennetts, aged 27, a cook, arrived in Taranaki aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Robert Bennetts, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennetts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bennetts (post 1700)



  • John G. Bennetts, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 32nd District, 1948
  • Frederick B. Bennetts, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1890; Socialist Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1896
  • Fred Bennetts, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 5th District, 1928, 1935
  • Annie Bennetts, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 5th District, 1923
  • Colin James Bennetts (1940-2013), British Anglican bishop, Bishop of Coventry (1998-2008), Bishop of Buckingham (19941998)

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Bennetts Historic Events


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Bennetts Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leslie Arthur Bennetts, British Plumber 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Bennetts Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Bennetts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bennetts 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 14 October 2015 at 09:05.

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