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.
Early Origins of the Benci family
Sicily and Bencivenni is rarely seen outside of the province of Emilia. The name Benci, 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.
Early History of the Benci family
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Benci Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Benci family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Benci di Ancona; Francis Dominic Bencini (1664-1744), Maltese philosopher; and Pietro Paolo Bencini (ca. 1670-1755), Italian Baroque composer. Piero del Pollaiolo (c. 1443 - 1496), also known as Piero Benci, was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. Ginevra de' Benci (born c.1458), the 15th-century...
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Migration of the Benci family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Benci (post 1700)
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