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Bentle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestry of the name Bentle dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of the many places called Bentley. These included parishes in the counties of Suffolk, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Derby, and Essex, as well as a myriad of small hamlets throughout the counties of England. The surname is derived from Benet-legh which literally means the field of Benedict.

Early Origins of the Bentle family


The surname Bentle was first found in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bentle family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bentle research.
Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1662, 1742, 1896, 1662 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Bentle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bentle Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bentle have been found, including Bentley, Bentli, Bentlie, Bently and others.

Early Notables of the Bentle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bentle family to Ireland


Some of the Bentle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bentle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bentle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Bentle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Bentle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

The Bentle 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: Viva ut vivas
Motto Translation: Live that you may live forever.


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