Bendel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient history of the Bendel name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Bendel family took their name from the parish of Benthall, near Much Wenlock. References to the family name in this area date back to the 12th century. Benthall Hall is a 16th century English country house is located there, a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. The Hall was built around 1580, on the site of an earlier 12th century medieval manor and manor house. It proudly retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th century staircase. Moreover, it is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Benthall, a village in Northumberland about 6 kilometers south east of Bamburgh.
Early Origins of the Bendel family
The surname Bendel was first found in Middlesex, in south east England.
Early History of the Bendel family
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Bendel Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bendel include Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.
Early Notables of the Bendel family (pre 1700)
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Bendel migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bendel or a variant listed above:
Bendel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mr. Bendel, who arrived in America in 1781 
Bendel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Cutlip Bendel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 
- Gottlieb Bendel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 
- John Bendel, aged 28, who landed in Missouri in 1841 
- Frederick Bendel, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852
- William Bendel, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1853
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bendel (post 1700) +
- Harry Bendel, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1920
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)