Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person employed as an archer which is derived from the Old English words bend, which means to bend, and bowe which means bow.
Early Origins of the Benbough family
family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Benbough family
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Benbough Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Benbough 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 Benbough include: Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Benbough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benbough family to the New World and Oceana
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 Benbough or a variant listed above: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.
Contemporary Notables of the name Benbough (post 1700)
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