Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the personal name, Benedict, which was derived from the Latin name Benedictus, which meant blessed by God.
Early Origins of the Bennedicte family
Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bennedicte family
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Bennedicte 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 Bennedicte have been found, including Benedict, Benedicte, Benedici, Benedicti and many more.
Early Notables of the Bennedicte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bennedicte family to the New World and Oceana
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Bennedicte, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Simon Benedict who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732 and Russel Benedict who arrived in New Orleans in 1823.
The Bennedicte 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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