name Bendal comes from when the family resided in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Bendal 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.
Early Origins of the Bendal family
The surname Bendal was first found in Middlesex, in south east England.
Early History of the Bendal family
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Bendal 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 Bendal include Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.
Early Notables of the Bendal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bendal 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:
Bendal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Josiah Bendal, who settled in Maryland in 1775