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Where did the English Bendle family come from? What is the English Bendle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bendle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bendle family history?The name Bendle has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Bendle 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.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bendle have been found, including Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendle research. Another 99 words(7 lines of text) covering the year 1221 is included under the topic Early Bendle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bendle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bendle, or a variant listed above:
Bendle Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bendle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bendle 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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