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Bentach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Bentach is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived at either Bendish in Hertfordshire, or Bendish Hall, which was located in Radwinter in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Bentach family


The surname Bentach was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Bentach family


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Bentach Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bentach family name include Bendish, Bendidge, Benditch, Bendige and others.

Early Notables of the Bentach family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bentach family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bentach surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Edward Bendige who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Bendish settled in Barbados in 1679.

The Bentach 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: Utraque pallade
Motto Translation: With either Pallas.


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