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Wentless Early Origins



The surname Wentless 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.

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Wentless Spelling Variations


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Wentless Spelling Variations



Although the name, Wentless, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Wandless, Wanless, Wanliss, Wanlace, Wanley, Wanlass, Wanles and many more.

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Wentless Early History


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Wentless Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wentless research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1451, 1538, 1711 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Wentless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wentless Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wentless Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wentless 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Wentless family name Wentless, or who bore a variation of the surname were Elizabeth Wanless landed in America in 1750.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. 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).
    3. 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).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Wentless Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wentless 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 5 June 2014 at 14:23.

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