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Benedicte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Benedicte comes from the personal name, Benedict, which was derived from the Latin name Benedictus, which meant blessed by God.

Early Origins of the Benedicte family

The surname Benedicte was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Benedicte family

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Benedicte Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Benedicte has appeared include Benedict, Benedicte, Benedici, Benedicti and many more.

Early Notables of the Benedicte family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Benedicte family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Benedicte arrived in North America very early: Simon Benedict who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732 and Russel Benedict who arrived in New Orleans in 1823.

The Benedicte 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.

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