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Benedict Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia (c.480–550), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Benedict Family Origin

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Benedict Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Chasseur

    3%

In 1881, the most common Benedict occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Benedict's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Benedict family was Chasseur. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benedict.

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Famous Benedict Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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