of Britain first developed the name Bendbowe. It was a name given to someone who was 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 Bendbowe family
The surname Bendbowe was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bendbowe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendbowe 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 Bendbowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bendbowe Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bendbowe have been found, including Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bendbowe 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 Bendbowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bendbowe family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bendbowe, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.