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Benet Name Meaning

Catalan: from the Catalan form of the Latin personal name Benedictus (see Benedict ). Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the personal name Benet ultimately derived from the Latin Benedictus (compare 1 above) and used by Jews as a vernacular equivalent of Hebrew Baruch . English (Montgomeryshire): variant of Bennett . French (mainly southern): variant of Benoît (see Benoit ). Compare Bennet 3 and Bennett

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Benes, Bene, Bonet, Bendt, Genet, Bennet, Berney, Benito, Best, Benak

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Where is the Benet family from?

You can see how Benet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 61 Benet families living in Quebec. This was about 69% of all the recorded Benet's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Benet families in 1911.
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What did your Benet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Benet. 34% of Benet men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benet. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Benet. For the veterans among your Benet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benet lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Benet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Benet in 1965 was 79, and 87 in 2004.

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