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Bennet Name Meaning

English: variant of Bennett French: derivative of Benne . Altered form of French Benet . Compare Bennett

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

Similar surnames: Benner, Benet, Bennitt, Bonnet, Denney, Kenne, Denne, Fennel, Berney

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Where is the Bennet family from?

You can see how Bennet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bennet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bennet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 358 Bennet families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Bennet's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bennet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bennet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bennet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bennet. 31% of Bennet men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Bennet women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bennet were Machinist and Income. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Bennet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bennet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bennet. 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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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Bennet. For the veterans among your Bennet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bennet lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bennet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bennet in 1940 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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