Rendl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Rendl family. Rendl is a local name. Rendl is a name for someone 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.
Early Origins of the Rendl family
The surname Rendl 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.
Early History of the Rendl family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rendl research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1622, 1750, 1772, 1782, 1808, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Rendl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rendl Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Rendl 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.
Early Notables of the Rendl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rendl family
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Rendls to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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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