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Early Origins of the Fendall family

The surname Fendall was first found in Delvin, where they held a family seat as chiefs Teffia or Westmeath. The clann, along with the O'Skullys were of the Dalcassian race, one of the founding races of Ireland. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.

Early History of the Fendall family

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Fendall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Finlan, Finland, Fenland, Fenlan, O'Fenelon, O'Finlan, O'Finnelan and many more.

Early Notables of the Fendall family

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United States Fendall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fendall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Georg Fendall, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]
Fendall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • P R, Fendall Jr., who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Australia Fendall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fendall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Fendall, British convict who was convicted in York, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 19th November 1827, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fendall (post 1700) +

  • Philip R. Fendall, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1841-45 [3]
  • John Fendall Pleasants (b. 1965), American entrepreneur and business executive

  1. 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)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th January 2020). Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook