Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the personal name, Benedict, which was derived from the Latin name Benedictus, which meant blessed by God.
Early Origins of the Benedik family
Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Benedik family
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Benedik Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Benedik has been recorded under many different variations, including Benedict, Benedicte, Benedici, Benedicti and many more.
Early Notables of the Benedik family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benedik family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Benedik or a variant listed above:
Benedik Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Benedik (post 1700)
The Benedik 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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