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BENOIT Family HistoryWhat can be said about this surname without any reservation, is that it is French Huguenot, being first recorded in England, in the (near) present spelling towards the end of the 17th century. However like all such variant forms, what it actually derives from is less obvious. It would seem that there are two likely contenders for the honour. The first is as a development of the famous French surname" Benoit," which is itself a form of the early "Benedict." The second is as a derivation from "Benoz" although this surname itself derives from Benedict, although through a different route. Both surnames were of aristocratic origins in France, and it seems that the original Huguenot Benoit nameholders in England were instrumental in setting up the famous silk factories in London in Circa 1680...
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