The surname Baensch was first found in Leipzig, where the name Bansch was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Bensch who, accompanied by his wife and two children, arrived in New York in 1709; Georg Bansche came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1734; Georg Banshce who was listed as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734.
Emil Baensch (1857-1939), American Republican politician, Newspaper editor and publisher; Manitowoc County Judge, 1888-94; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1895-99; Banker; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1904