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The ancestral home of the Rendal family was in the German state of Bavaria. Rendal is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where they rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area. The root form of this name is thought to be "Reindl" and "Reinl," which began as short forms for "Reinhard" or "Reinhold." There is a town called Rendel, in the Wetterau region of Hessen, to which the family may have lent its name, or from which the family name may come.

Rendal Early Origins



The surname Rendal was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The root name for all variations is thought to be "Reindl" and "Reinl," which began as short forms for "Reinhard" or "Reinhold." Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Conrad Rendelere of Hessen, who lived around 1316.

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Rendal Spelling Variations


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Rendal Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Rendal include Rendall, Raendel, Rendal, Randahl, Rendel, Rendell, Raendal, Raendall, Raendell, Rendahl, Rendele, Raendele, Randel, Randell, Randl, Randal, Rendl, Reindell, Reindel, Reindl, Reinl, Raindel, Rayndel, Raindl, Rendeler, Reindeler, Randeler, Raendeler, Rendelere, Reindelere, Randelere and many more.

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Rendal Early History


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Rendal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rendal research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1622, 1750, 1772, 1782, 1808, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Rendal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rendal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rendal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rendal 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rendal or a variant listed above: John Peter Rendel, who came to America in 1709 with his wife and daughter. Joseph Rendell arrived in Philadelphia in 1857. Erhard Reindell arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.

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Rendal Historic Events


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Rendal Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Reginald R Rendal, British Chief Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Rendal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rendal 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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