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The name Bentlow is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a wolf trapper. The surname Bentlow literally means bind-wolves, and is a combination of the Old English word bindan and the Old French word lou.

Bentlow Early Origins



The surname Bentlow was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bentlow Spelling Variations


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Bentlow Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bentlow include Bindloose, Byndlowes, Byndeloue, Byndlowys, Byndelase, Bindlos, Bindloss and many more.

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Bentlow Early History


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Bentlow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bentlow research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1327, 1379, 1461, 1582, 1624, 1666, 1603, 1676, 1624, 1688, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Bentlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bentlow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bentlow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bentlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bentlow were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bentlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bentlow Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 May 2013 at 11:28.

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