WWI. Hungary fights on the losing side and the monarchy collapses.
Hungary loses large part of territory to Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia and Yugoslavia. The National Assembly restores Kingdom of Hungary. Horthy becomes regent and remains influential until 1944.
Germany raise treaties in Munich and Vienna in which Southern Slovakia and Northern Transylvania were returned to Hungary.
South German: variant of Benk:1. habitational name from any of various places so named in Bavaria. 2. from a pet form of the baptismal name Benignus. 3. German: diminutive of Sorbian pien ‘tree trunk’, ‘stump’, probably a nickname for a stocky person. 4. German: from an Old Prussian personal name.