Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a medieval personal name, Bence, Benz, derived from Old German Benzo.
  • Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Bentz or Benz.
  • French : from Benzi, an Italian form of the Germanic personal name Bandizo.
  • Hungarian (also found in Slovenia) : from a short form of the old ecclesiastical name Bencenc, from Latin Vincentius. See also Vince. From the 16th century onward, Bence was confused with Bencse, a pet form of Benedek (see Benedict), and various derivatives of the personal name Benjámin (see Benjamin).