Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. Bye-ning
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 10/9/2011
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.