The name Bentlie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Bentlie family
The surname Bentlie was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bentlie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bentlie research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1662, 1742, 1896, 1662 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Bentlie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bentlie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Bentlie has been spelled many different ways, including Bentley, Bentli, Bentlie, Bently and others.
Early Notables of the Bentlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bentlie family to Ireland
Some of the Bentlie 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 Bentlie 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 Bentlies to arrive in North America:
Bentlie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Bentlie, who arrived in Virginia in 1624 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- William Bentlie, who settled in Virginia in 1654
The Bentlie 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.