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Benteboh is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person employed as an archer which is derived from the Old English words bend, which means to bend, and bowe which means bow.

Benteboh Early Origins



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

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Benteboh Spelling Variations


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Benteboh Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Benteboh include Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.

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Benteboh Early History


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Benteboh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Benteboh 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 Benteboh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Benteboh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Benteboh Early Notables (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 Benteboh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Benteboh were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.

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