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Origin and popularity of the name BENIS

Origin

Benis : 1: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Benye (a pet form of Beniamin; see Bien Benjamin) + the Yiddish possessive and patronymic suffix -s.2: Latvian: from a short form of the personal name Benedikts (see Benedict).3: Czech and Slovak (Beniš): from a short form of the personal name Benedikt (see Benedict). The homonymous Sorbian cognates B'eniš and Bjeniš are found in Germanized and Americanized forms only (see Benisch and Benish).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 5,884 individuals with the name BENIS on Geneanet.

 

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    famillesdebretagne
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    (136 individuals)
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    (104 individuals)
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    (100 individuals)

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