Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person employed as an archer which is derived from the Old English words bend, which means to bend, and bowe which means bow.
Early Origins of the Penbow family
family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Penbow family
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Penbow Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Penbow has been spelled many different ways, including Benbow, Bendbow, Benbowe, Bendbowe, Benbough, Bendebowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Penbow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Penbow family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Penbows to arrive in North America: Ann Benbow who sailed to Virginia in 1652.
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