Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Benwell family lived in one of two villages called Bamfyld in the counties of Devon and Somerset.
Early Origins of the Benwell family
Devon, at Poltimore where John Baumfield was the original ancestor of this family having been granted lands there during the reign of Edward I. His pedigree can be traced for three generations before that period. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. The family were bequeathed the manor of Poltimore in 1298 by William Pontyngton, Canon of Exeter Cathedral. Today Poltimore House is a 18th-century country house having gone through many changes from the original grant. The current iteration of Poltimore House was built by Richard Bampfylde (d.1595) about 1550 or so.
Banwell is a village and civil parish on the River Banwell in the North Somerset and dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Bananwylle in 904. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Benwell family
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Benwell Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Benwell 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 Benwell include: Bamfield, Bammfield, Bramfield, Bamfeld, Bampfeld, Bampfield, Banfilde, Bampfild, Bampfyld, Bamfeild, Banfield and many more.
Early Notables of the Benwell family (pre 1700)
Devon (1597); his son, John Bampfield (born ca. 1585), an English politician, Member of Parliament for...
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Migration of the Benwell family to Ireland
Some of the Benwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Benwell 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 Benwell or a variant listed above:
Benwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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