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The first family to use the name Fendley lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Fendley is derived from the Gaelic Fionnlagh which is often Anglicized to fair hero.

Fendley Early Origins



The surname Fendley was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they were descended from the Chiefs of the Clan Farquharson, one of the great federation of 26 Clans, known as the Clan Chattan.

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Fendley Spelling Variations


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Fendley Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Fendley has appeared Findlay, Findlow, Findlaw, Finley, Finlay and others.

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Fendley Early History


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Fendley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fendley research. Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1547, 1629, 1755, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Fendley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fendley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fendley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fendley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fendley In Ireland


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Fendley In Ireland



Some of the Fendley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Fendley:

Fendley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kate Fendley, aged 21, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1899

Fendley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louise Fendley, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Moses Lacey Fendley, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Eric Fendley, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States from Wallasey, England, in 1921
  • William Shireff Fendley, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Newcastle/Tyne, England, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fendley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fendley (post 1700)



  • Robert Fendley (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Tech. Sgt. Iman A. Fendley, United States Air Force (USAF), officer who perished in a plane crash, eponym of Fendley Glacier, Antarctica
  • John Phillip "Jake" Fendley (1929-2002), American NBA basketball player
  • Curtis Fendley, American politician, Mayor of Paris, Texas, 2003-06
  • John "Fenners" Fendley, British television presenter

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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: Fortis in arduis
Motto Translation: Brave in difficulties.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The Fendley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fendley 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 January 2016 at 14:22.

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