The Strathclyde Briton clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name McBennett. It is derived from the ancient Latin given name
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. "
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McBennett 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 McBennett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. McBennett has appeared as Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.
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 McBennett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.