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Bentley Name 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’ + leah ‘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).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Bentley Family Origin

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Bentley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Bentley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Bentley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Bentley family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bentley.

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Bentley Life Expectancy

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