Spelling variations of this family name include: Bennett, Bennet, Benett, Benet and others.
First found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Bennett who settled in Lynn, Mass. in 1635; Richard Bennett in Salem, Mass, 1636; David Bennett of Rowley, Mass. a Physician, and many more. In Newfoundland, William Bennet settled in St. John's in 1675.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
* James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872), American (Scottish-born) journalist and newspaper editor, who founded The New York Herald in 1835 and was its editor until 1867
* Robert Frederick Bennett (1927-2000), American Republican politician and governor of Kansas from 1975-1979
* Bruce Bennett (1906-2007), American actor originally named "Herman Brix"
* William Tapley Bennett (1917-1994), American Diplomat, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
* Brooke Bennett, American swimmer
* Floyd Bennett (1890-1928), American aviator
* Michael Bennett (1943-1987), American dancer
* Josť Francisco Araya Bennett (1871-1930), Chilean lawyer
* Charles Bennett (1743-1822), English Cricket player, 4th Earl of Tankerville
* Vere Gordon Bennett (1892-1957), Australian archaeologist
* Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett (1870-1947), Canadian prime minister (1930-1935)
* Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), English author
* William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875), English composer
* Alan Bennett (b. 1934), English dramatist
* John Hughes Bennett (1812-1875), English physician
* Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936), English composer
* George Gordon Bennett (1858-1947), English historian
* Corporal Edward A Bennett, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
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