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Where did the English Kinder family come from? What is the English Kinder family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kinder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kinder family history?The name Kinder was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Kinder family lived in Kinder, Derbyshire. The surname of Kinder was a local name which means of Kinder, a hamlet in the parish of Glossop, Derbyshire, near Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Kinder, Kynder, Chinder, Chendre, Kender, Kyender and others.
First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kinder, a small hamlet originally called Chendre before the taking of the Domesday Book census, a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy in 1086 after his defeat of the English at Hastings in 1066. Kinder is a hamlet near the Kinder Scout, the highest and best known mountain in the Peak District of Derbyshire, and is often called 'The Peak'. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book,  the hamlet of Kinder was "King's Land."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinder research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinder History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Kinder or a variant listed above:
Kinder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kinder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Kinder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kinder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Kinder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Kinder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Kinder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinder 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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