Bendall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Bendall family

The surname Bendall was first found in Middlesex, in south east England.

Early History of the Bendall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendall research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 122 and 1221 are included under the topic Early Bendall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bendall Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Bendall family (pre 1700)

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United States Bendall migration to the United States +

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 United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Bendall, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
  • Jeremiah Bendall, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • James Bendall, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Thomas Bendall, who settled in New England in 1663
  • Robert Bendall, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]
Bendall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anth Bendall, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]

Australia Bendall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bendall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Bendall, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Bendall, English convict who was convicted in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Duncan" on 10th December 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • William Henry Bendall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [4]
  • Mr. Samuel Bendall, (b. 1815), aged 27, English convict who was convicted in Wells, Somerset, England for 10 years for pick pocketing, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 4th October 1842, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1909 [5]
  • W.H. Bendall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Bendall migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bendall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J. Bendall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Bendall (post 1700) +

  • Cecil Bendall (1856-1906), English scholar, professor of Sanskrit at University College London
  • Frederick Bendall (1865-1941), English cricketer in the late 1800s
  • Haydn Bendall (b. 1951), English record producer, engineer and mixer, Chief Engineer at Abbey Road Studios for ten years, awarded the Audio Pro Industry Excellence Award for Best Studio Engineer in 2009
  • Mrs. Sally Ann Bendall B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the Agricultural Sector [7]
  • Vivian Walter Hough Bendall (b. 1938), British estate agent and politician, Conservative Member of Parliament for Ilford North from 1978 to 1997
  • Albert William Bendall (1884-1967), Australian politician, Member for Macquarie (1932-1944)
  • Steven "Steve" Bendall (b. 1973), British self managed professional Middlewight boxer from Coventry
  • Dr. Andrew Bendall, Canadian Assistant Professor of Biology at Guelph University
  • Dr. E Bendall, British Registrar of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales

HMS Royal Oak
  • Richard Sydney John Bendall (d. 1939), British Canteen Manager with the N.A.A.F.I aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th August 2021). Retrieved from
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th August 2021). Retrieved from
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from
  7. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
  8. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from on Facebook
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