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Where did the German Wendal family come from? What is the German Wendal family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wendal family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wendal family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Wendal lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the personal names "Wand," "Wend," and "Wendel," which are themselves all derived from the Old High German verb "wandern," meaning "to wander." The original bearer of the surname was most likely the son of one named Wendel.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendel, Wandal, Wandel, Wendal, Vandal, Vandel, Vendel and many more.
First found in the duchy of Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Hans Wenderl, who was a resident of the town of Weilheim in 1466. The young Wendal family was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society, and quickly became one of the prominent families of the region.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wendal research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1515, 1645, 1709, 1739, 1774, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Wendal History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 34 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wendal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wendal Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Wendal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wendal Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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