Kindred History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Kindred is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Kindred 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.

Early Origins of the Kindred family

The surname Kindred was 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, [1] the hamlet of Kinder was "King's Land."

Early History of the Kindred family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kindred research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 159 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Kindred History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kindred Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kindred include Kinder, Kynder, Chinder, Chendre, Kender, Kyender and others.

Early Notables of the Kindred family (pre 1700)

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United States Kindred migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Kindreds to arrive on North American shores:

Kindred Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Kindred, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1787 [2]
Kindred Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Kindred, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
Kindred Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Minnie Kindred, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Tinsbry Kindred, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Carlotta Kindred, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Thomas E. Kindred, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Harold Kindred, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Kindred migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kindred Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Kindred, aged 36, a carpenter, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" from London, England
  • Susan Kindred, aged 35, a his, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" from London, England
  • Mary Ann Kindred, aged 1, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" from London, England
  • Henry Kindred, aged 6 months, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" from London, England

Contemporary Notables of the name Kindred (post 1700) +

  • Christopher Kindred (b. 1974), American professional wrestler
  • Sascha Kindred OBE (b. 1977), British six-time gold medalist swimmer who competed in various Paralympic Games
  • Michal Kindred (b. 1975), Czech Republic professional bodybuilder
  • Kindred Jenkins Morris (1819-1884), American politician, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1869-71
  • Kindred McLeary (1901-1949), American architect, artist and educator
  • Kindred H. Muse, American politician, Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Nacogdoches and Houston, 1840-43 [3]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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