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Where did the Italian Bencich family come from? What is the Italian Bencich family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bencich family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bencich family history?The Italian surname comes from a personal name, which is made up of the Italian words "bene," meaning "well," "ci," or "to us," and "venga," meaning "come." The name may have been taken as a surname purely arbitrarily, or it may have been the personal name of one of the first bearer's relatives, most likely his father.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bencivenga, Bencivegna, Bentivenga, Bentivegna, Benvenga, Benvegna, Bencivenni, Bencivenisti, Benevenia, Bontivegna, Bonvegna, Benci, Bencich, Bencic, Bencetti, Bencini, Bencina, Benciani, Vegna, Vegni, Venne and many more.
First found in Italy. Instances of the name occur in almost every part of Italy, though specific forms of the name tend to be restricted to one area. For instance, the variation Bencivenga comes from Naples, whereas Bentivegna appears most frequently in Sicily and Bencivenni is rarely seen outside of the province of Emilia. The name Bencich, like many surnames originated as a personal name. Meaning "well come," or "welcome." The name was given to babies as a way of thanking God for a safe birth and was very popular in the 10th and 11th centuries. The name may have been taken as a surname purely arbitrarily, or it may have been the personal name of one of the first bearer's relatives, most likely his father.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bencich research. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bencich History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bencich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pasquale Bencivengo, who arrived in New York on board the Orsola, in 1882.
The Bencich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bencich Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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