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.
Early Origins of the Kirkendall family
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.
Early History of the Kirkendall family
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Kirkendall Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Kirkendall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kirkendall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kirkendall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkendall (post 1700)
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