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Wentworth (surname)

Wentworth (surname)

Wentworth is a surname which may refer to:


  • Ali Wentworth, American actress
  • Austin Wentworth (born 1990), American football player
  • Benning Wentworth (1696–1770), governor of New Hampshire under King George II and King George III
  • D'Arcy Wentworth (1762–1827), surgeon in the early days of Sydney, Australia, and father of William Charles Wentworth I
  • D'Arcy Wentworth, Jr. (1793–1861), son of D'Arcy Wentworth, army officer and New South Wales politician
  • Erastus Wentworth (1813–1886), educator, Methodist Episcopal minister and missionary to China
  • Frederick Wentworth, 3rd Earl of Strafford (1732–1799), British peer
  • Harold Wentworth (1904-1965), American lexicographer
  • Henry Wentworth (c. 1448 – between 1499 and 1501), de jure Lord Despenser and grandfather of Jane Seymour
  • Jeff Wentworth (born 1940), member of the Texas State Senate from San Antonio
  • John Wentworth (Lieutenant-Governor) (1671–1730), colonial Lieutenant-Governor of New Hampshire
  • John Wentworth (judge) (1719–1781), jurist and revolutionary leader in New Hampshire
  • John Wentworth (governor) (1737–1820), colonial governor of New Hampshire and Nova Scotia
  • John Wentworth (mayor) (1815–1888) Chicago mayor and U.S Congressman
  • John Wentworth Jr. (1745–1787), Continental Congress delegate from New Hampshire
  • John Wentworth (actor) (1908–1989), British television actor
  • Margery Wentworth (c. 1478 – 1550), mother of Jane Seymour
  • Marion Craig Wentworth (1872–1942), American playwright, poet, and suffragist
  • Martha Wentworth (1889–1974), American actress
  • Moses J. Wentworth, American politician
  • Mungo Wentworth MacCallum (1941–2020), Australian political journalist
  • Patricia Wentworth (1878–1961), mystery writer
  • Paul Wentworth (1533–1593), English Member of Parliament
  • Paul Wentworth (spy) (c. 1736-1793) a lawyer and plantation owner in Surinam
  • Sir Peter Wentworth (1529–1596), English Member of Parliament, brother of Paul
  • Sir Peter Wentworth (Parliamentarian) (1592–1675), English Parliamentarian, grandson of the above Peter
  • Philip Wentworth (1424–1464), English knight and Usher of the King's Chamber
  • Stephen G. Wentworth (1811–1897), founder of Wentworth Military Academy
  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth (1501–1551), Lord Chamberlain of England
  • Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (1525–1584), son of the 1st Baron Wentworth, blamed for England's loss of Calais to France in 1558
  • Thomas Wentworth (Recorder of Oxford) (c. 1568–1628), English Member of Parliament and lawyer
  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Cleveland (1591–1667), Royalist military leader during the English Civil War
  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593–1641), English statesman, a major figure in the events leading up to the English Civil War
  • Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baron Wentworth (1613–1665), son of the 1st Earl of Cleveland, Member of Parliament and also a Royalist military leader
  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (1672–1739), diplomat and First Lord of the Admiralty
  • Thomas Wentworth (general), British major-general in charge of land forces during the 1741 Battle of Cartagena de Indias
  • Vera Wentworth (1890 – 1957), British suffragist
  • William Wentworth (elder), founder of the Wentworth family in America
  • William Charles Wentworth I (1790–1872), Australian explorer, journalist and politician
  • William Charles Wentworth IV (1907–2003), Australian politician, and noted anti-Communist

Fictional characters

  • Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion), a main character in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion
  • Richard Wentworth, pulp magazine character as The Spider
  • Lovey (Wentworth) Howell, wife of Thurston Howell III of Gilligan's Island

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