The Bentege name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived at either Bendish
, or Bendish Hall,
which was located in Radwinter in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Bentege family
The surname Bentege 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 Bentege family
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Bentege Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bentege has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bendish, Bendidge, Benditch, Bendige and others.
Early Notables of the Bentege family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bentege family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bentege were among those contributors: Edward Bendige who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Bendish settled in Barbados in 1679.
The Bentege 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.