Rendle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rendle surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name Randel. In this case the surname Rendle was a diminutive of the personal name Rand, a short form of various German names with the first element rand meaning shield or wolf. [1]

Alternatively, the name was derived from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Randolph,' from the nickname Randle. As such, the earliest records of the family were as a forename as in Randle de Arclet, Cheshire, temp. 1290. [2]

Early Origins of the Rendle family

The surname Rendle was first found in the parish of Ladock in Cornwall. "Hay, which was formerly deemed a genteel residence, was successively a seat of the families of Randyll, Tregain, and Bone." [3]

Early History of the Rendle family

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Rendle Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Rendle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Rendle include: Randall, Rendle, Randal, Rendel, Rendell and others.

Early Notables of the Rendle family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Randall (1570-1622), English divine, born at Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire who was sent at the early age of eleven to St. Mary Hall, Oxford, where he matriculated on 27 Nov. 1581. He was elected a fellow of Lincoln College on 6 July...
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Ireland Migration of the Rendle family to Ireland

Some of the Rendle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Australia Rendle migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rendle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Rendle, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Thomas Rendle, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • John Rendle, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza" [5]
  • John Rendle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [5]
  • Mr. John C. Rendle, (b. 1863), aged 22, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Duke of Westminster" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 23rd June 1885 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rendle (post 1700) +

  • William Rendle (1811-1893), English antiquary, son of William Rendle of Polperro, near Fowey, Cornwall
  • John Rendle (1758-1815), English divine, born at Tiverton
  • Thomas Edward Rendle VC (1884-1946), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Sharon Susan Rendle MBE (1966-1992), English bronze medalist judoka at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Alfred Barton Rendle FRS (1865-1938), English botanist, botany editor for the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition in 1911
  • Thomas Edward Rendle (b. 1986), British FIDE International Master chess player and coach
  • Rendle McNeilage "Mac" Holten CMG (1922-1996), Australian rules footballer and politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Indi (1958-1977)
  • Rendle Myer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1960 [7]


The Rendle 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.


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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