England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Brentnall family lived in Somerset in the area of Brent, from where their family name is taken. The Brentnall family was originally from Conteville, in the arrondissement of Eure in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Brentnall family
Somerset where they are conjecturally descended from Ralf de Conteville who was Lord of the manor of Brent, and an undertennant of the Abbot of Glastonbury, as shown in the Domesday Book in 1086. They were originally of Conteville in the arrondisement of Eure in Normandy.
Sir Falkes de Breauté (died 1226) also known as Fulk de Brent was loyal to both King John and later King Henry III. He played a key role in the Battle of Lincoln Fair in 1217. "At the Conquest [the parish of Luton, Bedofrdshire] was held in royal demesne; and in 1216 came into the possession of Baron Fulk de Brent, who built a strong castle there." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Brentnall family
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Brentnall Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Brent, Brente and others.
Early Notables of the Brentnall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brentnall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Brentnall or a variant listed above:
Brentnall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Brentnall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Brentnall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Brentnall (post 1700)
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