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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Surname Saturday: Bennet

According to the Internet Surname Database, the surname Bennet comes from the Roman personal name Benedictus, which means "blessed." It has been recorded with more than two hundred spellings, including Bennett, Benet, Benyt, Benedicte, Benech, Banish, Beneit, Benoit, Beinosovitch, and Vedyasov. The name was originally popular because of Saint Benedict.

According to Irish Ancestors, the surname Bennett is common in all provinces, especially Ulster. The Irish form of the surname is Binéid. It is also found as MacBennett.

My 4th-great-grandmother Mary Bennet was born about 1814 in Ireland.  In 1831, when Mary married Hugh Winters in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, her father Peter Bennet was living in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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