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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


Similar surnames: Bonnet, Jennett, Kennett, Dennett, Benet, Beckett, Barnett, Basnett

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Bennett Family Origin

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Bennett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Bennett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bennett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bennett. A less common occupation for the Bennett family was Farming.

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Bennett Life Expectancy

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