The ancestors of the name Bentall date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bentall family lived in the county of Salop (Shropshire), where the Bentall family took their name from the parish of Benthall, near Much Wenlock. References to the family name in this area date back to the 12th century. Benthall Hall is a 16th century English country house is located there, a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. The Hall was built around 1580, on the site of an earlier 12th century medieval manor and manor house. It proudly retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th century staircase. Moreover, it is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Benthall, a village in Northumberland
about 6 kilometers south east of Bamburgh.
Early Origins of the Bentall family
The surname Bentall was first found in Middlesex, in south east England.
Early History of the Bentall family
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Bentall Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bentall 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 Bentall include: Bendall, Bendell, Bendal, Bendel, Bendle, Bentall, Benthall and many more.
Early Notables of the Bentall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bentall 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 Bentall or a variant listed above:
Bentall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harry Bentall, aged 62, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
- Leonard Hugh Bentall, aged 34, who landed in America from Surbiton, England, in 1909
- Sidney Bentall, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Birchington, England, in 1914
- Sidney Bentall, aged 34, who settled in America from Birchington, England, in 1914
- Alfred Bentall, aged 6, who emigrated to America from Birchington, England, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bentall (post 1700)
- Edward Hammond Bentall (1814-1898), English manufacturer of ploughs and agricultural equipment
- Ruby Bentall (b. 1988), English actress
- Richard Bentall (b. 1956), British academic, current Chair of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bangor
- Barnard Franklin "Barney" Bentall (b. 1956), Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter, founder of Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts