name Bendidge comes from when the family resided at either Bendish
, or Bendish Hall,
which was located in Radwinter in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Bendidge family
The surname Bendidge was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bendidge family
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Bendidge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bendidge include Bendish, Bendidge, Benditch, Bendige and others.
Early Notables of the Bendidge family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Bendish, 1st Baronet
of Steeple Bumpstead in the county of Essex; and Sir Thomas Bendish, 2nd Baronet
(c.1607-1674), of Topesfield Hall who served as the English ambassador to the Ottoman sultanate.
Bridget Bendish (1650-1726), was Oliver Cromwell's granddaughter, daughter of General Henry Ireton, by his wife... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bendidge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bendidge family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward Bendige who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Bendish settled in Barbados in 1679.
The Bendidge Motto
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: Utraque pallade
Motto Translation: With either Pallas.
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