Kentley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Kentley comes from the family having resided in the village of Cantley in either the counties of Norfolk or Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Kentley family
The surname Kentley was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Kentley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kentley research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1379, 1452, 1581, 1626, 1790, 1797, 1500 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Kentley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kentley Spelling Variations
Kentley has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Cantlay, Cantley, Cantele, Cantelay, Cantuli, Cantlie, Gantlet, Gantley and many more.
Early Notables of the Kentley family (pre 1700)
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Kentley migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Kentley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Kentley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Norfolk" arriving in Wellington, North Island, New Zealand on 18th June 1880 
- Mr. Kentley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Norfolk" arriving in Wellington, North Island, New Zealand on 18th June 1880 
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