The surname ‘Gentle’ originates from England. It is a variant of the name ‘Gentle’, derived from the nickname, perhaps ironic from the Middle English, Old Flemish word ‘gent(il)’ meaning well-born, noble, courteous (from the Latin word ‘gentilis’, from ‘gens’ meaning family, tribe, itself from root ‘gen-‘ meaning to be born). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Gentry’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘William Gentil’, from Yorkshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in Twelve Hundred and Seventy-Three. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘James Gentle’, from Kinross-shire, Scotland. He immigrated to North America in Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-One, settling in Wisconsin. Today, ‘Gentr…
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