Bence Family History
Bence Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name Bence Benz from the Old French Bence (see 2 below). French: derivative of the ancient Germanic personal name Benzo itself perhaps of the same origin as German Benz or alternatively derived from the name Bandizo based on the Gothic element bandi meaning ‘strap’ or ‘link tie’. Americanized form of German Benz . Hungarian: from a short form of the old personal name Bencenc from Latin Vincentius. From the 16th century onward Bence was confused with Bencse a pet form of Benedek (see Benedict ) and various derivatives of the personal name Benjámin (see Benjamin ). See also 5 and 6 below. Slovak: from a pet form of the personal name Benedik (see Benedict ). Alternatively of Hungarian origin (see 4 above compare 6 below). Slovenian and Croatian: from the Hungarian personal name Bence (see 4 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022