The ancestors of the name Bentidge date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bentidge family lived at either Bendish
, or Bendish Hall,
which was located in Radwinter in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Bentidge family
The surname Bentidge 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 Bentidge family
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Bentidge Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bentidge are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bentidge include: Bendish, Bendidge, Benditch, Bendige and others.
Early Notables of the Bentidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bentidge family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bentidge or a variant listed above: Edward Bendige who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Bendish settled in Barbados in 1679.
The Bentidge 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.