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The origins of the Bently name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in one of the many places called Bentley. These included parishes in the counties of Suffolk, Hampshire, Warwickshire, 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.

Bently Early Origins



The surname Bently was first found in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bently Spelling Variations


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Bently Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bently were recorded, including Bentley, Bentli, Bentlie, Bently and others.

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Bently Early History


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Bently Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bently research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1662, 1742, 1896, 1662 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Bently History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bently Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bently Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bently Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bently In Ireland


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Bently In Ireland



Some of the Bently 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bently family emigrate to North America:

Bently Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Bently, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Bently, aged 34, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Hen Bently, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Mark Bently, who arrived in Maryland in 1649
  • Richard Bently, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bently Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Bently, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Francis Bently, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Jacob Bently, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

Bently Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bently, who landed in New York in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bently (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bently (post 1700)



  • L. R. Bently, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1863
  • Donald E. Bently (1924-2012), American entrepreneur and engineer, founder and former owner of Bently Nevada Corporation

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bently Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bently 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 19 October 2015 at 11:43.

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