Origins Available: English
The German surname Benish emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia
, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
, and East Prussia
. West Prussia, where the distinguished surname Benish was born, was nestled between Brandenburg and East Prussia
on the Vistula River. It is famous for its ancient cities, such as Danzig, which is renowned for its culture and fine displays of Renaissance
art and architecture.
Early Origins of the Benish family
The surname Benish was first found in East Prussia
, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs. The name is Slavic in origin.
Early History of the Benish family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benish research.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1871 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Benish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Benish Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bannasch, Bannach, Bannaski, Bannasche, Bannash, Bannashe, Banach, Banasch, Banasche, Banascher, Bansch, Bannsch, Bannsche, Bansche, Banscher, Bannsh, Bannsher and many more.
Early Notables of the Benish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benish family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Bansch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806 with his wife and two children; Georg Bansche came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1734. Michael Banscher arrived in Philadelphia in 1871..