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Cornwall in southwestern England provides the original birthplace of the surname Kendall. As populations grew, people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. This was due to the heavy political and cultural influence of the English upon the Cornish People at the time that surnames first came into use. Local surnames were derived from where a person lived, held land, or was born. While many Cornish surnames of this sort appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames derived from lost or unrecorded place names. The name Kendall history began in Treworgy in Duloe. The parish of Kendall in Westmorland was home to many of the family. "On the east bank of the river are the ruins of a castle, the baronial seat of the lords of Kendal, and the birthplace of Catherine Parr, the last queen of Henry VIII." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The manufacture of 'Kendal green' made this town early famous, and of necessity caused the surname to be common." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
[3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
However, another source disagrees with these sources. "The general opinion seems to be that this family is of different origin from that of the Kendalls of Westmorland, whose name is derived from Kirby-in-Kendale. Kendall signifies to see or behold the dale or valley; otherwise Kendall or Cendall is fine linen; and Cendale may be a corruption of Pendall, i. e. the head of the valley." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Kendall Early Origins



The surname Kendall was first found in Treworgy in Duloe, and are traced to Richard Kendall or Treworgy, Burgess for Lunceston in the forty-third of Edward III. For many centuries Pelyn was the family seat for this family. And it here that Walter, the third son of John Kendall of Treworgy married a daughter and coheir of Robert Holland, an illegitimate son of a Duke of Exeter. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The Kendalls of Cornwall, long and still resident at Pelyn, were formerly of Treworgy in that county." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 had the following listings of the family: Johannes de Kendall; Thomas de Kendale; Edmundus de Kendall and finally Johannes de Kendall, Webster. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
John de Kendale was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Kendall Spelling Variations


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Kendall Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and 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 of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Kendall, Kendal, Kendel, Kendell, Kendale and others.

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Kendall Early History


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Kendall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kendall research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1643, 1625, 1640, 1647, 1708, 1690, 1694, 1686 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Kendall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kendall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kendall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Kendall ( c. 1577-1643), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625 and 1640 killed in action fighting on the Royalist side in the English Civil War; and James Kendall (1647-1708), English soldier and...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kendall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Kendall:

Kendall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Kendall, who came to the Virginia colony in 1606
  • Henry, John and Robert Kendall, who all settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Francis Kendall, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Mary Kendall, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Cha Kendall, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kendall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Kendall, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Danll Kendall, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Henry Kendall, who arrived in Virginia in 1737

Kendall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amos Kendall, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856

Kendall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kendall Jesse U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Kendall Nathan U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kendall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kendall, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Thomas Kendall, aged 32, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Abraham Kendall, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • John Kendall (aged 38), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • William Francis Kendall, aged 18, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kendall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Kendall landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • William Kendall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • William Kendall arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Martha Kendall arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • J.W. Kendall arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kendall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kendall (post 1700)



  • Doug Kendall (1964-2015), American lawyer, founder of the Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Carol Kendall (1917-2012), American author of children's books
  • Lieutenant-General Paul Wilkins Kendall (1898-1983), American Commanding General 6th Army (1955-1957)
  • David Evan Kendall (b. 1944), American attorney and Rhodes Scholar
  • Henry Way Kendall (b. 1926), American activist and physicist, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1961-1999, winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990
  • Edward Calvin Kendall (1886-1972), American biochemist, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1950
  • Donald Mcintosh Kendall (b. 1921), American CEO of PepsiCo from 1971 to 1986
  • Howard Kendall (1946-2015), English footballer and manager who played from 1963 to 1981 and managed from 1979 to 1999, inducted into the League Managers Association's Hall of Fame
  • Sir Maurice George Kendall (1907-1983), English mathematician
  • Kay Kendall (1927-1959), English actress
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kendall Historic Events


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Kendall Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Henry George Kendall (1874-1914), English Ship’s Captain from Blundellsands, Waterloo, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert J Kendall (b. 1910), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Baish Kendall, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus depressa resurget
Motto Translation: Virtue, though depressed, shall rise again.


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  6. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  7. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  11. ...

The Kendall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kendall 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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