The name Bendbough finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as 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 Bendbough family
The surname Bendbough was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bendbough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendbough 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 Bendbough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bendbough Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bendbough has been recorded under many different variations, including Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bendbough 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 Bendbough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bendbough family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bendbough or a variant listed above: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.