Bensch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bensch family

The surname Bensch was first found in Leipzig, where the name Bansch was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Bensch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bensch research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1871 is included under the topic Early Bensch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bensch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Benesch, Bensch, Baehnisch, Bensh, Bansh and others.

Early Notables of the Bensch family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bensch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bensch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bensch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Bensch who, accompanied by his wife and two children, who arrived in New York in 1709
Bensch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Bensch who arrived in Charleston, S. C. in 1847
  • Caspar Bensch and Peter Bensch both of whom arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Andreas Bensch who arrived in Texas in 1854
  • Andreas Bensch, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bensch (post 1700) +

  • Freddy Bensch, American co-founder of SweetWater Brewing Company, a craft brewery founded in 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia


  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)


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