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The distinguished surname Venters is derived from the Middle English word "aventurous," meaning "the venturous."

Venters Early Origins



The surname Venters was first found in Cambridgeshire, where the family held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat at Wittlesford.

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Venters Spelling Variations


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Venters Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Venters include Ventris, Ventres, Venters, Ventrus, Ventras, Venture, Ventures, Ventrice, Ventriss, Fentress, Fentris and many more.

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Venters Early History


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Venters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Venters research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1645, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Venters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Venters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Venters Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Venters Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Venters Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Venters, aged 0, who arrived in America from Wallaeston, Scotland, in 1907
  • Betsey Venters, aged 2, who arrived in America from Wallaeston, Scotland, in 1907
  • Betsie Venters, aged 29, who arrived in America from Wallaeston, Scotland, in 1907
  • Henry Venters, aged 8, who arrived in America from Wallaeston, Scotland, in 1907
  • Minnie Venters, aged 4, who arrived in America from Wallaeston, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Venters (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Venters (post 1700)



  • Albert Venters, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960
  • Jonathan William "Jonny" Venters (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
  • Alex Venters (1913-1959), Scottish footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Venters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Venters 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 16 October 2015 at 12:44.

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