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Bendbone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestry of the name Bendbone can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for 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 Bendbone family


The surname Bendbone was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Bendbone family


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Bendbone Spelling Variations


Bendbone has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bendbone have been found, including Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.

Early Notables of the Bendbone 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...
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Migration of the Bendbone family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bendbones to arrive on North American shores: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.

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