Last name: BENNETT

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BENNETT : This last name is indexed 953,525 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BENNETT : 1: English: from the medieval personal name Benedict from Latin Benedictus ‘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. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.2: German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard.3: Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or Binet and possibly also of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Bennet 3.

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