The generations and branches of the Benedicite family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Benedicite comes from the personal name
which was derived from the Latin name Benedictus,
which meant blessed by God.
Early Origins of the Benedicite family
The surname Benedicite was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Benedicite family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benedicite research.Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1273, 1322, 1500, 1871, 1617, 1689 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Benedicite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Benedicite 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 Benedicite include Benedict, Benedicte, Benedici, Benedicti and many more.
Early Notables of the Benedicite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benedicite family to the New World and Oceana
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 Benedicite or a variant listed above: Simon Benedict who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732 and Russel Benedict who arrived in New Orleans in 1823.
The Benedicite Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: De bon vouloir servir le roy
Motto Translation: To serve the king with goo will.