McBennet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

McBennet is one of the proud Scottish names to come from the Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the ancient Latin given name Benedictus, which means blessed.

Early Origins of the McBennet family

The surname McBennet 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 McBennet family

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

McBennet 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 McBennet has been spelled Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.

Early Notables of the McBennet 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 McBennet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McBennet family to Ireland

Some of the McBennet 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.

Migration of the McBennet family

To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. 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: Samuel Bennett who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1635; Richard Bennett in Salem, Mass, 1636; David Bennett of Rowley, Massachusetts a Physician, and many more. In Newfoundland, William Bennet settled in St. John's in 1675.

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)
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