Benedict Surname List
original North American Benedict line came from a Thomas Benedict
of Norfolk county of England. Thomas; born in 1617, he was raised an only son. His mother he had lost early; his father marrying, for his second wife, a widow, who had a daughter, Mary Bridgham.
Fleeing the cruelties and oppressions of the Stuarts in England, in 1637 Thomas emigrated to the New Colonies of North America, accompanied in the same ship by Mary Bridgham, his step-sister. They married shortly after arrival in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, then moved to a new English settlement on Long Island, there raising nine children and eventually settling in Norwalk in the Commonwealth of Connecticut.
Here continues the folklore and descendants of those ancestors of ours. You will find the biographies and family lines of our Benedicts from Thomas on down to the more recently departed. This is a gathering of family stories, tales, research and other loose ends. Where we can, we have sources; but a good story is worth saving for the children. If you have a Benedict story to tell, please consider registering into the website. It has an easy way for you to add and edit web pages; just check out the tutorial link in the left-hand coumn.
For DNA research and information on the original founders of the Benedicts, go to Robert Benedict's website at Benedict Topics
A set of Benedict family newsletters was published by Mary Alice Benedict Grindol from 1992 to 1999 and is available at Benedict Family History News
To follow the stories of the Benedicts in America, go to these links:
How do I find my ancestor?
- Name Index page for an alphabetical and date name list. The Name Index page will give you links to individual biographies of our ancestors.
- Generations page for each generation from Thomas Benedict onwards.
- References page for the main sources, citations and references.
Click on a Benedict name below to follow your lineage. A complete listing of names and dates can be found by clicking on the Benedict Name Index
on the left-side column.
Descendancy Chart for ThomasBenedict1617
- 30 Jul 2007
- 01 Nov 2007