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Origin and popularity of the name BENN


Benn : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Ben(ne) which is in part a short form of Benet (see Benedict). This surname is also common among African Americans; as such it may possibly also be a variant of Ben 1.2: North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard.


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
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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