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Origin and popularity of the name BENTLEY


Bentley : 1: English: habitational name from any of various places the chief of which are in Derbyshire Essex Hampshire Shropshire Staffordshire Suffolk Warwickshire Worcestershire and East and South Yorkshire. The placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2: In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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