Bennett (name)

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Pronunciation /ˈbɛnɪt/
Region of origin England
Language(s) Anglo-Norman, Old French
Meaning "blessed"
Other names
Variant(s) Benedict, Benoît, Bénet

Bennett (also spelled 'Bennet') is an English and Irish language surname (and, less commonly, given name); related to the medieval 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] §


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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.