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Wentliss Early Origins



The surname Wentliss 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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Wentliss Spelling Variations


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Wentliss Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Wentliss occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Wandless, Wanless, Wanliss, Wanlace, Wanley, Wanlass, Wanles and many more.

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Wentliss Early History


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Wentliss Early History



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

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Wentliss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wentliss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wentliss 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Wentliss, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Elizabeth Wanless landed in America in 1750.

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