The noble surname Tendre is of French descent, and is nickname
in origin as it is derived from a personal or physical characteristic of the original bearer. The name Tendre is derived from the French word "tendre" which means "delicate" or "tender." Thus, the original bearer of the Tendre surname was someone who had suffered from bad health and was not strong.
Early Origins of the Tendre family
The surname Tendre was first found in the southern region of Provence, where the family held many lands and estates throughout the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Tendre family
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Tendre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Letendre, Le Tendre, LaTendre, Tendre and others.
Early Notables of the Tendre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tendre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierrre Letendre who arrived in Sorel, Quebec in 1665; Thomas LeTendre who settled in Montreal in 1699; and Conrad Tendre who settled in New York City in 1846..