The history of the name Benlowes dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a wolf trapper. The surname Benlowes literally means bind-wolves,
and is a combination of the Old English word bindan
and the Old French word lou.
Early Origins of the Benlowes family
The surname Benlowes was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Benlowes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benlowes research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1327, 1379, 1461, 1582, 1624, 1666, 1603, 1676, 1624, 1688, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Benlowes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Benlowes Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Benlowes has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bindloose, Byndlowes, Byndeloue, Byndlowys, Byndelase, Bindlos, Bindloss and many more.
Early Notables of the Benlowes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benlowes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Benlowes were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.