The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Benthale come from when the family resided in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Benthale family took their name from the parish of Benthall, near Much Wenlock. References to the family name in this area date back to the 12th century. Benthall Hall is a 16th century English country house is located there, a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. The Hall was built around 1580, on the site of an earlier 12th century medieval manor and manor house. It proudly retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th century staircase. Moreover, it is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Benthall, a village in Northumberland
about 6 kilometers south east of Bamburgh.
Early Origins of the Benthale family
The surname Benthale was first found in Middlesex, in south east England.
Early History of the Benthale family
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Benthale 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. Benthale has been recorded under many different variations, including Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.
Early Notables of the Benthale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Benthale 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 Benthale or a variant listed above: Paul Bendle who settled in Torbay, Newfoundland before 1754; Josiah Bendal, who settled in Maryland in 1775; James Bendall settled in Virginia in 1663.