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Fendalroy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name Fendalroy is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a defender of the king. Less a nickname than a motto adopted as a name, Fontleroy translates roughly from the Old French as defend the king. The motto would have been rendered Defendez le Roi in French.

Early Origins of the Fendalroy family

The surname Fendalroy was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Fendalroy family

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Fendalroy Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fendalroy were recorded, including Fontleroy, Fauntleroy, Fautleroy, Fantlaroy and many more.

Early Notables of the Fendalroy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fendalroy family to the New World and Oceana

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Fendalroy arrived in North America very early: James Fontleroy who settled in Boston in 1679; R. Fontleroy settled in Carolina in 1872.

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