Bendan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bendan family

The surname Bendan was first found in Warwickshire at Binton, a parish, in the union of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stratford division of the hundred of Barlichway. "This place is written Benintone in Domesday Book, and a family of the same name were lords of the manor during several reigns." [1]

Important Dates for the Bendan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendan research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1754 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Bendan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bendan Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Bendan occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Benton, Bentoun, Bentown, Benintone and others.

Early Notables of the Bendan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bendan family

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Bendan, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Abigail Benton who settled in Virginia in 1642; George Benton settled in Barbados in 1669; Isabel Benton in Virginia in 1642; Robert in Virginia in 1635.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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