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Meaning and Origin of: Bentley

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Anglicized version of Benedict
  • Old English : From the moor

Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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 place name is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
  • Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss Bandle or Bandli or German Bentele, all short forms of the medieval personal name Pantaleon (see Pantaleo).

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