The surname Bennett is of patronymic origin deriving from the personal name Benedict which was made popular by the 5th Century saint of that name. The name Bennett comes from the Latin benedictus meaning "blessed." In Ireland, the name is an Irish rendition of Beinéid, and the name is most frequenty found in South Leinster in the east of the country. The first reference to the name is in Durham, England in 1208 and the first record in the United States is in Virginia in May 1635 when John Bennett arrived from England. Notable bearers of the surname Bennett include Thomas Bennett Junior an 19th Century Governer of the southern United States state of South Carolina. Buy this crest ring today!
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