The ancient name of Bendboh finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person employed as an archer which is derived from the Old English words bend,
which means to bend,
which means bow.
Early Origins of the Bendboh family
The surname Bendboh was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bendboh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendboh research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1349, 1440, 1545, 1585, 1607, 1623, 1653, 1653, 1702, 1702, 1883, 1681, 1708 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Bendboh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bendboh Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bendboh family name include Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bendboh family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Rear-Admiral John Benbow (1653-1702), whose most famous exploit took place in August 1702 when he kept up a running fight for four days with a French squadron off St Marta in the West Indies after being deserted by most of his fleet, eponym of three... Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bendboh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bendboh family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bendboh surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.