Modern version of the forename Benedict which became a first name in Wales and therefore entered the patronymic Welsh surname system.
Famous people with the Welsh surname Bennet include:
Phillip Bennett – A Welsh international rugby union fly half from 1969 to 1978. His flair and range of tricks, including his famous sidestep and swerve, meant he was a firm favourite with crowds.
Alan Bennett – A famous playwright, screenwriter and author.
Comes from Ab Evan (son of Evan) another derivative Bevans formed in the Welsh English border country.
Famous people with the Welsh surname Bevan include:
Aneurin Bevan – Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan was a Labour politician and a lifelong champion of social justice and the rights of working people. He is most famous for establishing the National Health Service (NHS) which provides free medical care to all people in Britain. It was one of the first such institutions to do so in the world and is a world leading example of social justice and welfare.
Comes from ap / ab Owen (son of Owen)
Famous people with the Welsh surname Bowen include:
David John “Dai” Bowen – Dai Bowen was a Welsh professional boxer, who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic with fellow Welsh boxer, Leslie Williams.
Jeremy Bowen – Journalist and war correspondent.
Bleddyn Bowen – A dynamic former International Wales rugby player and team captain.