Subject: Re: surname
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: March 8, 2007 at 3:37 AM
Reply to: surname by destiny benevich

-vich is a patronymic ending, "son of xxx".
If the name is Jewish the ancestral name was probably Benjamin or Bentsion ("son of Zion"), in the diminutive in either case. If it's a Southern Slav name it could be for a descenadant of Benedict, in which case it would likely be Croatian, or maybe Slovenian, rather than Serbian. If it's Serbian or Ukrainian I give up.

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  • surname - destiny benevich  Mar 5 2007, 11:59 AM
    • Re: surname - Jim Young  Mar 8 2007, 3:37 AM
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