Wentlass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wentlass family
The surname Wentlass was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Wentlass family
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Wentlass Spelling Variations
The name Wentlass, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Wandless, Wanless, Wanliss, Wanlace, Wanley, Wanlass, Wanles and many more.
Early Notables of the Wentlass family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Humphrey Wanley (1672-1726), English antiquary, born at Coventry on 21 March 1671 and baptised on 10...
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Migration of the Wentlass family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Wentlass family, or who bore a variation of the surname Wentlass were Elizabeth Wanless landed in America in 1750.