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Bentake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Bentake date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence at either Bendish in Hertfordshire, or Bendish Hall, which was located in Radwinter in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Bentake family

The surname Bentake 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 Bentake family

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Bentake Spelling Variations

Bentake has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bentake have been found, including Bendish, Bendidge, Benditch, Bendige and others.

Early Notables of the Bentake family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bentake family to the New World and Oceana

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bentakes to arrive on North American shores: Edward Bendige who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Bendish settled in Barbados in 1679.

The Bentake 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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