If you are conducting some Bentley family history research then you can view the Bentley coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bentley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Bentley in Ireland is
usually of immigrant origin having
been introduced into the Province
of Ulster by settlers from England
and Scotland, especially during
the seventeenth century.
It is in Counties Clare and Limerick
as well as in the Northern Counties
that the majority of descendants
bearing this name in Ireland can
today be found.
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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