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The roots of the distinguished German surname Vendel lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the personal names "Wand," "Wend," and "Wendel," which are themselves all derived from the Old High German verb "wandern," meaning "to wander." The original bearer of the surname was most likely the son of one named Wendel.

Vendel Early Origins



The surname Vendel was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Hans Wenderl, who was a resident of the town of Weilheim in 1466. The young Vendel family was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society, and quickly became one of the prominent families of the region.

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Vendel Spelling Variations


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Vendel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendel, Wandal, Wandel, Wendal, Vandal, Vandel, Vendel and many more.

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Vendel Early History


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Vendel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vendel research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1515, 1645, 1709, 1739, 1774, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Vendel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vendel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vendel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vendel 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vendel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Nicolaes Vendel, who arrived in New York in 1709

Vendel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Vendel, aged 21, landed in America in 1872

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Vendel Historic Events


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Vendel Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Olof Edvin Vendel (d. 1912), aged 29, Swedish Third Class passenger from Ostra SallerupÖstra Sallerup, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Vendel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vendel 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 14 February 2014 at 10:15.

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