Bantly is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived 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 Bantly family
The surname Bantly was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bantly family
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Bantly Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bantly family name include Bentley, Bentli, Bentlie, Bently and others.
Early Notables of the Bantly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bantly family to Ireland
Some of the Bantly 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 Bantly family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bantly surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Bentley who sailed aboard the "Free Love" in 1624 from England
, who settled in Virginia; Mary Bentley settled in New England
The Bantly 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.