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The rich and ancient history of the Rendel family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name Randel. In this case the surname Rendel was a diminutive of the personal name Rand, a short form of various German names with the first element rand meaning shield. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Rendel Early Origins



The surname Rendel was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rendel Spelling Variations


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Rendel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rendel have been found, including Randall, Rendle, Randal, Rendel, Rendell and others.

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Rendel Early History


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Rendel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rendel research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1436 is included under the topic Early Rendel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rendel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rendel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rendel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rendel In Ireland


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Rendel In Ireland



Some of the Rendel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Rendel, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Rendel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Peter Rendel, who came to America in 1709 with his wife and daughter

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rendel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rendel (post 1700)



  • Gerald Rendel, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Van Buren County, 1961
  • Betty J. Rendel (1920-1999), American Republican politician, Vice-chair of Indiana Republican Party, 1972-80; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1972, 1980; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1992
  • David Digby Rendel (1949-2016), British politician, Member of Parliament for Newbury (1993-2005)
  • Stuart Rendel (1834-1913), 1st Baron Rendel of Hatchlands, Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire
  • James Meadows Rendel (1915-2001), Australian agricultural scientist
  • George Wightwick Rendel (1833-1902), British engineer, and naval architect
  • Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel (1828-1918), British civil engineer
  • George William Rendel (1889-1979), British diplomat

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil extra numerum
Motto Translation: Nothing out of time.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. 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).
    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. 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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    The Rendel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rendel 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 30 May 2016 at 16:03.

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