Early Origins of the Bentombe family
The surname Bentombe was first found in Warwickshire
at Binton, a parish, in the union of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stratford division of the hundred
of Barlichway. "This place is written Benintone in Domesday Book
, and a family of the same name were lords of the manor during several reigns." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bentombe family
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Bentombe Spelling Variations
Although the name, Bentombe, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Benton, Bentoun, Bentown, Benintone and others.
Early Notables of the Bentombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bentombe family to Ireland
Some of the Bentombe family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bentombe family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Bentombe family name Bentombe, or who bore a variation of the surname were Abigail Benton who settled in Virginia in 1642; George Benton settled in Barbados in 1669; Isabel Benton in Virginia in 1642; Robert in Virginia in 1635.