The surname Beneke was first found in Thuringia, where this Saxon family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.
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Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (1914-2000), American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader
George F. Beneke (1914-2001), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1947-56, 1967-68, 1971-74; Resigned 1974; Chair of Ohio County Republican Party, 1961-63 
George C. Beneke, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1931-34; Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1949-52 
Mrs. George Beneke Sr., American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1955 
Martin Beneke (b. 1966), German physicist
Friedrich Eduard Beneke (1798-1854), German psychologist
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