Bennett (name)

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This article is about the surname and given name Bennett. For other uses, see Bennett.
Family name
Meaning "blessed"
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin Anglo-Norman
Related names Benedict

Bennett is an English and Irish language surname related to the medieval given name Benedict, both ultimately from Latin Benedictus "blessed". Bennett is the English spelling of the Anglo-Norman name Ben[n]et (Modern French first name Benoît, surname Bénet[1]). The oldest public record of the surname is dated 1208 in County Durham.[2] People with the name include:


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  1. ^ Albert Dauzat, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et prénoms de France, Librairie Larousse 1980, édition revue et augmentée par Marie-Thérèse Morlet, p. 36b.
  2. ^ "Surname: Bennett". Retrieved 2008-05-12.