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Benedict Family History

Benedict Name Meaning
English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia (c.480–550), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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98,250 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,699 Military Records
9,450 Immigration Records
105,361 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Benedict Families

  • Number of Benedict families
     368 - 733
     123 - 367
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Benedict families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Benedict last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Benedict Family Origin

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Benedict Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Benedict

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Benedict Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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