Benis Family History
Benis Name Meaning
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. Latvian: from a short form of the personal name Benedikts (see Benedict ). 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 ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022