When Eli F Bennett was born on 4 November 1835, in Pendleton, Louisa, Virginia, United States, his father, James Clark Bennett, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca Wimer, was 28. He married Mary Catharine Simmons on 7 November 1867, in Pendleton, Louisa, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pendleton, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Circleville, Pendleton, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 7 January 1911, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States.
English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.
German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .
Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.
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