When Nehemiah M. Bennett was born in June 1833, in Ionia, Michigan, United States, his father, Samual Bennett, was 30 and his mother, Martha A May, was 28. He married Sarah Hutchins West on 9 November 1864, in Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Orange Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 February 1911, at the age of 77, and was buried in Balcom Cemetery, Berlin Center, Berlin Township, Ionia, Michigan, 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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