BENNETT Surname Meaning & Origin:
From the medieval given name Benedict, originating from the Latin benedictus meaning "blessed."
Bennett is the 78th most popular surname in the United States.
Alternate Surname Spellings:
BENNET, BENEDICT, BENNEDICK, BENDICK, BENEIT, BENOIT, BENNIT, BENET
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins
Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.
Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.
Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.
Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.
Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
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