Bentley Family History
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 placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press