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Bentbow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bentbow is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person employed as an archer which is derived from the Old English words bend, which means to bend, and bowe which means bow.

Early Origins of the Bentbow family


The surname Bentbow was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Bentbow family


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Bentbow Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Bentbow has been recorded under many different variations, including Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.

Early Notables of the Bentbow family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Rear-Admiral John Benbow (1653-1702), whose most famous exploit took place in August 1702 when he kept up a running fight for four days with a French squadron off St Marta in the West Indies after being deserted by most of his fleet, eponym of three...
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Migration of the Bentbow 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 Bentbow or a variant listed above: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.

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