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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.

Benveniste Early Origins



The surname Benveniste 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 Benveniste, 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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Benveniste Spelling Variations


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Benveniste 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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Benveniste Early History


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Benveniste Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benveniste 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 Benveniste History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benveniste Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benveniste 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 Benveniste 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



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Benveniste Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benveniste 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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