When Billy Ray Bennett was born on 13 August 1942, in Georgia, United States, his father, Buford Franklin Bennett, was 28 and his mother, Geneva Lord, was 19. He lived in District 444, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States in 1950 and United States in 1999. He died on 21 December 1999, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Lake Forest, Hall, Georgia, 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.