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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER SCRIPTS: Beining
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 10/9/2011
Meaning & History
This famous surname, one of the earliest recorded in history, and recorded in over two hundred spellings from Benedicte, Benech and Bennet, to Banish, Beinosovitch and Vedyasov, derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.