When Maria Gerardina Benoist was born on 1 October 1859, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Piere Antoine Benoist, was 24 and her mother, Anna Catharina Wassmann, was 30. She married Gerrit Couzij on 4 June 1879, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 February 1943, in her hometown, at the age of 83.
Some characteristic forenames: French Alain, Jacques, Andre, Jean Jacques, Pierre.
French: variant of Benoît (see Benoit ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.