Bendle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Bendle has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Bendle 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 Bendle family

The surname Bendle was first found in Middlesex, in south east England.

Important Dates for the Bendle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bendle research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 122 and 1221 are included under the topic Early Bendle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bendle Spelling Variations

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 Bendle have been found, including Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.

Early Notables of the Bendle family (pre 1700)

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Bendle migration to the United States

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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bendle, or a variant listed above:

Bendle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J S Bendle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

Bendle migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bendle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Paul Bendle who settled in Torbay, Newfoundland before 1754 [2]

Bendle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bendle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Bendle, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Bendle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bendle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Bendle, aged 24, a joiner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Bendle, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Bendle, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
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