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Where did the English Bence family come from? What is the English Bence family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bence family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bence family history?The origins of the name Bence are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the English personal name Bennett. That name is derived from the medieval name Benedict, which comes from the Latin Benedictus, meaning blessed. It owed much of its popularity to St. Benedict, who remained famous well into the Middle Ages.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bence family name include Bence, Bense, Benche, Bencke, Bench, Benchley and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bence research. Another 113 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1688, 1659, 1676 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Bence History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bence Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bence surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Bence Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bence Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Bence Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus castellum meum
Motto Translation: Virtue my castle.
The Bence Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bence Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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