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The surname Benzel is a patronymic name, derived from the Germanic personal name Bertold. The name Bertold is derived from the Old German words beraht, which means glowing, and told, which means ruler. The personal name therefore means "glowing ruler" and thus surname Benzel means "son of the glowing ruler." Patronymic surnames arose from the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne (742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were also widespread in Germany. As a result, many typical English and French names are of Germanic origin and have cognates in other European languages.

Benzel Early Origins



The surname Benzel was first found in Baden, where the name Bentzel contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family branched into many houses, where they continued to play a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Benzel Spelling Variations


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Benzel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bentzel, Bentsel, Bentzell, Bensell, Benzell, Benzel, Bennzel, Benntzel, Bantzel, Bantsel, Bantzell, Bansell, Banzell, Banzel, Bannzel, Banntzel, Baentzel, Baentsel, Baentzell, Baensell, Baensell, Baenzell, Baenzel, Baennzel, Baenntzel, Bentzal, Bantzal, Baentzal, Bentzer, Bentser, Bentzen, Bentsen, Bantzele, Bantsele, Bentzele and many more.

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Benzel Early History


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Benzel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benzel research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1732, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Benzel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benzel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benzel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Benzel 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 were:

Benzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Benzel, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860
  • Johann Benzel, aged 36, landed in New York in 1874
  • Mr Benzel, who landed in America in 1874

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Benzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benzel 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 30 August 2015 at 15:31.

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