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since 1880
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Benoit

Benoît Hamon is a Member of the French National Assembly for Yvelines, Member of theFrench National AssemblyforYvelines, Minister of National Education, Junior Minister for the Social Economy, Member of the European Parliament, Ministry of National Education (France), Mini. Benoît was born on June 26th, 1967 in Saint-Renan.


Benoît Cheyrou is a soccer player for the Toronto FC, Racing Club de France football Colombes 92, Lille OSC, AJ Auxerre, Olympique de Marseille, France national under-19 football team, France national under-20 football team, and France national under-21 football team. Benoît was born on May 3rd, 1981 in Suresnes, France.


Benoit Mandelbrot was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and aerodynamics. Benoit was born on November 20th, 1924 in Warsaw. He breathed his last breath on October 14th, 2010.


Benoît Costil is a soccer player for the Stade Rennais F.C., Stade Malherbe Caen, Vannes OC, CS Sedan Ardennes, and France national under-21 football team. Benoît was born on July 3rd, 1987 in Caen.


Benoît Magimel is an actor. He was most active from 1988 to present. Benoît was born on May 11th, 1974 in Paris, France.


Benoît Assou-Ekotto is a soccer player for the AS Saint-Étienne, RC Lens, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., and Cameroon national football team. Benoît was born on March 24th, 1984 in Arras.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Benoit

Chris was given the name Christopher Michael Benoit on May 21st, 1967 in Montreal. He left this life on June 24th, 2007.


Nancy Benoit was a wrestler. Nancy was born on May 21st, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She left this life on June 22nd, 2007.


Ryan was born on August 25th, 1989 in San Diego, California, United States.


Ted was born on July 25th, 1947 in Niort.


Tab Benoit is a swamp blues, soul blues, and chicago blues musician and songwriter. He plays Human voice and Guitar. He was most prominent from 1987 to 1987. Tab was born on November 17th, 1967 in Houma, Louisiana.


Joan Benoit is an athlete. Joan was born on May 16th, 1957 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.


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Popularity of Benoit as a last name

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Common last names for Benoit

  • Michaud
  • Landry
  • Martin
  • Caron

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benoit U.S.
  White 81.64% 64.26%
  African American 12.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benoit

People with the last name Benoit are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Benoit

  • How Popular is the name Benoit? Benoit is the 19,741st most popular name of all time. As a last name Benoit was the 1,775th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benoit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 360 babies born with the first name Benoit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benoit to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benoit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Benoit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benoit is Thursday, April 25th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Benoit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benoit was in 1922 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Benoit Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Benoit is not a popular baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Benoit: Your name in reverse order is Tioneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eitnob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benoit? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,160 people with the last name Benoit.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benoit? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Benoit as their last name.

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