Lental History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lental has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the chapelry of Lenthall found in the parish of Aymestrey in the county of Hereford.

Early Origins of the Lental family

The surname Lental was first found in Herefordshire at Lenthall. However, later some of the family were found at Yelford-Hastings in Oxfordshire. "This parish, which originally belonged to the family of Hastings, was purchased by Mr. Speaker Lenthall, whose descendant, K. J. W. Lenthall, Esq., is the present lord of the manor." [1] The same gentleman was later found at Besselsleigh in Berkshire. "Sir Edmund Fettyplace sold [the manor of Besselsleigh], about 1620, to Wm. Lenthall, master of the rolls, and speaker of the house of commons in the Long parliament, from whom it has descended to Kyffin J. W. Lenthall, Esq. The old manor-house was pulled down about fifty years later: Cromwell, who was a frequent visitor, usually concealed himself in a room to which the only access was by a chair let down and drawn up with pulleys. Sir John Lenthall, son and heir of the speaker, and governor of Windsor Castle, was buried in the chancel of the church in 1681." [1]

Important Dates for the Lental family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lental research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1591, 1662, 1622 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Lental History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lental Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lental have been found, including Lenthal, Lentall, Lenthall and others.

Early Notables of the Lental family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lental Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Lental family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lental, or a variant listed above: George Lentall settled in Virginia in 1637; Rowland Lentall settled in Nevis in 1663; Christopher Lentall settled in Philadelphia in 1749; Barbara Lentill settled in Virginia in 1650.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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