Bennett family crest


Bennett family crest

Colors on the Bennett family crest explained

Argent (silver) - is a symbol of peacefulness and sincerity. Both of which the Bennett's were known for.

Gules (red) - represents martyrdom and historic military strength of the Bennett family when called upon in times of war.


  Symbols on the Bennett family crest explained   

The three lions cut at the midpoint - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.


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Origins of the Bennett family name

Bennett is a surname of English origin.

It is thought to be derived from the given name Benedict - derived from the meaning of 'blessed'.

The Middle English version of the word was spelled as 'bennet', meaning "little blessed one".


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Summary of the Bennett family and the Bennett family crest

  • The first recorded use of the Bennett surname dates back to the 12th century
  • The earliest recorded use of the surname Bennett is in 1208, in the Pipe Rolls of Worcestershire, England.
  • The Bennett family name is derived from the medieval given name Benedict.
  • The earliest recorded instance of the name Benedict dates back to the 11th century, making it (and the Bennett family name) one of the earliest recorded surnames in England.
  • The name Benedict is thought to be of Norman origin, and was introduced to England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066.
  • The Bennett family name is also common in Ireland, where it is thought to have been introduced by English settlers in the Middle Ages.
  • The Bennett family name is associated with the county of Devon in England and the city of Bristol.
  • The family held estates in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and were also granted lands in Wales by King Henry II.
  • The Bennett family supported the Royal House of Lancaster during the Wars of the Roses.
  • Sir John Bennett was a knight who all Bennetts can claim as a distant ancestor. He fought at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, and was killed in battle.
  • Bennett is a relatively common surname in the English-speaking world. Variants of the name include Bennetts, Bennetto and Bennet
    • The first recorded use of the Bennett surname in America was in 1623.
    • The family name was brought to America when Richard Bennett arrived in Plymouth from England.
    • The Bennett family name is also strongly associated with the state of New York and Pennsylvania in America.