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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.

Benciani Early Origins



The surname Benciani was 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 Benciani, 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.

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Benciani Spelling Variations


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Benciani 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.

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Benciani Early History


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Benciani Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benciani research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1744, 1670, 1755, 1443, 1496, 1458, 1474 and 1967 are included under the topic Early Benciani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benciani Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benciani Early Notables (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...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Benciani Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Benciani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benciani 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 June 2016 at 08:25.

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