name Bantle comes from when the family resided in one of the many places called Bentley. These included parishes in the counties of Suffolk
, 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 Bantle family
The surname Bantle was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bantle family
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Bantle Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bantle has been recorded under many different variations, including Bentley, Bentli, Bentlie, Bently and others.
Early Notables of the Bantle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bantle family to Ireland
Some of the Bantle 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 Bantle family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bantle or a variant listed above: William Bentley who sailed aboard the "Free Love" in 1624 from England
, who settled in Virginia; Mary Bentley settled in New England
The Bantle 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.