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Bennett Family History

Bennett Name Meaning
English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict.

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

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Name Distribution of Bennett Families

  • Number of Bennett families
     1,694 - 3,385
     565 - 1,693
     1 - 564
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bennett families
     3,562 - 7,122
     1,188 - 3,561
     1 - 1,187
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bennett families
     332 - 661
     111 - 331
     1 - 110
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bennett Family Origin

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Bennett Immigration Information

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Bennett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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