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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Benzi, Benzo, Benza, Bensi, Penzo, Penza, Pensi, Penso, Benzizni, Benzani, Benzan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benzi research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1405, 1414, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Benzi History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Benzi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
The Benzi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Benzi 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 1 February 2014 at 10:02.