Endean is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Endean family lived in the place named Hendon, in Middlesex. The place-name is derived from an Old English expression that means at the high hill
or in the valley with the deer.
The place named Hendon is in the London Metropolitan area and is situated some seven miles north-west of Charing Cross. The Hendron variant is now chiefly found in County Armagh
, but it earliest origins lie in Middlesex.
Early Origins of the Endean family
The surname Endean was first found in Middlesex. Alternatively, the family could have originated in Endon, a township, in the parish and union of Leek, N. division of the hundred
of Totmonslow in Staffordshire
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Endean family
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Endean Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.
Early Notables of the Endean family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Endean family to Ireland
Some of the Endean family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Endean family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Endean or a variant listed above:
Endean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Harry Endean, who landed in New York in 1870 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Annie Endean, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Indiana" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RK-5J6 : 6 December 2014), Annie Endean, 03 Oct 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Indiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Endean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles H. Endean, aged 21, originally from St. Columbia, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZV-146 : 6 December 2014), Charles H. Endean, 21 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Albert Endean, aged 41, originally from Walford, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NF-B28 : 6 December 2014), Albert Endean, 25 Apr 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Endean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Endean, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 18th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1854.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Endean (post 1700)
- Barry Endean (b. 1946), English footballer who played from 1968 to 1977
- John Endean (1844-1925), Cornish settler and gold miner in Australia in 1863, but left for California in 1864, and then settled on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand in 1870 for the gold rush there
- Russell Endean (1924-2003), South African cricketer who played in 28 Tests from 1951 to 1958
- Craig Thomas Endean (b. 1968), Canadian retired National Hockey League left winger who played two games for the Winnipeg Jets in the 1986 season
- William Phillips "Bill" Endean (1884-1957), New Zealand lawyer and politician, member of the Reform Party and later the National Party