Beneke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Beneke family

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.

Early History of the Beneke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beneke research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beneke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beneke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beenbreck, Beinbrec, Bienbreck, Beinecke, Beneke, Benneke, Beimecke, Beynbeck, Bionbeck, Beinbrecke and many more.

Early Notables of the Beneke family (pre 1700)

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United States Beneke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beneke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Beneke, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
  • Friedrich Beneke, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Beneke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henrich Beneke, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Charles Henry Beneke, who settled in Philadelphia in 1845
  • Carl Beneke, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1847
  • Caroline Beneke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1853
  • Christian Beneke, who settled in Illinois in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beneke (post 1700) +

  • 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 [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • Mrs. George Beneke Sr., American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1955 [2]
  • Martin Beneke (b. 1966), German physicist
  • Friedrich Eduard Beneke (1798-1854), German psychologist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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