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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Kirkendall, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in either of the settlements called Kirkness in Orkney and Shetland. The surname Kirkendall belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kirkendall Early Origins



The surname Kirkendall was first found in Orkney (Gaelic: Insi Orc, “Island of the wild pigs”) the historic northernmost island region of Scotland, an early Pictish land, which came to be a stronghold of the Vikings from the 9th century, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kirkendall Spelling Variations


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Kirkendall Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Kirkendall has been spelled Kirkness, Kirknes and others.

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Kirkendall Early History


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Kirkendall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkendall research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1391, 1426, 1438, 1678, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Kirkendall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirkendall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kirkendall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kirkendall Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirkendall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Kirkendall, who settled in Canada in 1810
  • Eliza Kirkendall, who settled in Canada in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkendall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkendall (post 1700)



  • Ernest Oliver Kirkendall (1914-2005), American chemist and metallurgist, developer of the Kirkendall effect

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Kirkendall Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Kirkendall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirkendall 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 18 July 2016 at 13:47.

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