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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : of uncertain origin; possibly a nickname meaning ‘hut-dweller’, from Albanian banë ‘hut’.
  • Lithuanian (also Banys) : from a vernacular form of the personal name Benediktas, Latin Benedictus (see Benedict).
  • Dutch : from a vernacular form of Latin Benedictus (see Benedict).

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