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Wente Early Origins



The surname Wente was first found in Suffolk where they 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. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Henry Wentheld estates in that county.

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Wente Spelling Variations


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Wente Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Went, Whent, Wend, Whend, Wente, Wende, Whenty, Whendy, Wendy, Wentt and many more.

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Wente Early History


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Wente Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wente research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1368, 1379, 1455, 1487, 1614, 1673, 1638 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Wente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wente Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wente Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wente 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Wente, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wente (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wente (post 1700)



  • C H Wente, American founder of Wente Vineyards is a winery in Livermore, California in 1883
  • Bob Wente (1933-2000), American racecar driver

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Wente Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. 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).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Wente Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wente 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 25 September 2016 at 14:14.

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