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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

Similar surnames: Benedick, Benedetto, Benedix, Bendt, Benet, Bendick, Benito, Bendix

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Benedict Family Origin

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Benedict Family Occupations

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In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Benedict. 8% of Benedict men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 50% of Benedict women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benedict were Builder Carpenter (mast and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
  • Manufacturer Agent
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Builder Carpenter (mast

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Bookkeeper
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid

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

Benedict Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Benedict. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benedict census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Benedict. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Benedict. For the veterans among your Benedict ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Benedict Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Benedict life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Benedict in 1944 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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