Fenderson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Fenderson family
The surname Fenderson was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1267 when Robert Fendur.
Important Dates for the Fenderson family
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Fenderson Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fenderson has appeared include Fender, Fendor, Fendur, Fendere, Vendor, Vender, Fenter, Fentor, Fendour and many more.
Early Notables of the Fenderson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fenderson family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fenderson arrived in North America very early: George Fender, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1868; and John Fender, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1854.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fenderson (post 1700)
- James H. Fenderson, American Republican politician, Mayor of Saco, Maine, 1915-17 
- George W. Fenderson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2000 (alternate), 2004 
- Gene Fenderson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2000, 2004 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html