Lentol History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Lentol family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the chapelry of Lenthall found in the parish of Aymestrey in the county of Hereford.

Early Origins of the Lentol family

The surname Lentol 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 Lentol family

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Lentol Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lentol include Lenthal, Lentall, Lenthall and others.

Early Notables of the Lentol family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lentol family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lentol 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lentol (post 1700)

  • Joseph R. Lentol, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1973-2001 [2]
  • Joseph Lentol (b. 1875), American Democrat politician, Barber; real estate business; Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1919-20; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930 [2]
  • Edward S. Lentol (1909-1981), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1949-62; Member of New York State Senate, 1963-72 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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