Early Origins of the Benzi family
The surname Benzi was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna
, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice
in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Benzi family
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Benzi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Benzi, Benzo, Benza, Bensi, Penzo, Penza, Pensi, Penso, Benzizni, Benzani, Benzan and many more.
Early Notables of the Benzi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benzi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ferdinand Benzon, who settled in New York in 1830; Adam Benzing, who settled in New York, NY in 1848; Anna Benzing, who arrived in North America in 1848.
Contemporary Notables of the name Benzi (post 1700)
- Oreste Benzi (1925-2007), Italian Catholic priest
- Soldani Benzi (1656-1740), Italian sculptor and medalist
- Erick Benzi (b. 1959), French musician, songwriter, composer and record producer
- Diego Benzi (b. 1984), Chilean soccer player
- Michele Benzi, Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, Georgia