The name Bentebo is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name 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,
which means bow.
Early Origins of the Bentebo family
The surname Bentebo was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bentebo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bentebo research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1349, 1440, 1545, 1585, 1607, 1623, 1653, 1653, 1702, 1702, 1883, 1681, 1708 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Bentebo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bentebo 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 Bentebo family name include Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bentebo 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... Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bentebo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bentebo 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Bentebo or a variant listed above: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.