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Where did the English Bendall family come from? What is the English Bendall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bendall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bendall family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bendall surname lived in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Bendall family took their name from the parish of Benthall, near Much Wenlock. References to the family name in this area date back to the 12th century. Benthall Hall is a 16th century English country house is located there, a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. The Hall was built around 1580, on the site of an earlier 12th century medieval manor and manor house. It proudly retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th century staircase. Moreover, it is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Benthall, a village in Northumberland about 6 kilometers south east of Bamburgh.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bendall are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bendall include: Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendall research. Another 99 words(7 lines of text) covering the year 1221 is included under the topic Early Bendall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bendall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bendall or a variant listed above:
Bendall Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bendall Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Bendall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bendall 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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