Kindy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Kindy family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Kindy family

The surname Kindy 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 Kindy family

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

Kindy Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Kindy has been recorded under many different variations, including Kinder, Kynder, Chinder, Chendre, Kender, Kyender and others.

Early Notables of the Kindy family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kindy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kindy family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Kindys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Bastian Kender who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752; Anna Eva Kendar who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1763; Caspar and George Kinder settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


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