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

Ventre Early Origins



The surname Ventre 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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Ventre Spelling Variations


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Ventre 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 Ventre include Ventris, Ventres, Venters, Ventrus, Ventras, Venture, Ventures, Ventrice, Ventriss, Fentress, Fentris and many more.

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Ventre Early History



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

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Ventre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ventre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ventre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Ventre or a variant listed above: Robert Fentrice, who settled in Virginia in 1642; Michael Fentriss, who arrived in Virginia in 1724; as did Benjamin Ventris in 1749; and John Ventris, who immigrated to Maryland in 1756..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ventre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ventre (post 1700)



  • L. L. Ventre, American politician, Mayor of Stockton, California, 1952
  • Emile K. Ventre, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1992
  • Daniel James Ventre (b. 1986), English footballer
  • Riccardo Ventre (b. 1944), Italian politician, Member of the European Parliament for Southern

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Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Joseph Ventre, British Cook from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Ventre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ventre 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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