Last name: Kendall

This interesting surname, long associated with the Lake District, is of Anglo-Saxon or Old Norse origin, and is a locational name deriving from either of two places in Westmorland and Yorkshire. Kendal in Westmorland was originally named Kirkby Kendal, and is recorded as "Cherchebi" in the Domesday Book of 1086 and as "Cherkaby Kendale" in "Records of Kendal" from 1090 - 1097. The placename means "the valley of the River Kent", from the ancient British (pre-Roman) river-name "Cunetio" with the Olde English pre 7th Century "dael" valley. Kendale in Yorkshire is in the parish of Driffield, and derived it's name from the Old Norse "kelda", spring, with "dalr", valley. The surname from both of these sources is now very widespread, being found in as distant a county as Cornwall in appreciable numbers, and has developed a variety of forms, ranging from Kendal(l), Kendell and Kendle to Kindall, Kindell and Kindle. London Church Registers record the christening of Chrystover, son of Thomas Kendall, on August 12th 1544 at St. Mary Bothaw, and the marriage of Edward Kendall and Agnes Deuton at St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, on April 12th 1572. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de Kendale, which was dated 1332, in the "Lancashire Subsidy Rolls", during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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angela kendall
I'm trying to do some hunting on the origions of my Kendall family. My father Steven and grandfather Richard(dick) are from Minnesota. My great grandfather Floyd was born in illnois in 1899, his father Charles H Kendall was born in 1858 in Illnois but lived in Iowa. Charles father was born in New York but I cant find a name or date. I know my family traces back to Wales..but I'm stuck at New York..anyone can fill in some blanks..I would be grateful!!

Colleen
I am searching for a friend, name is Charles Kendall. He lives/lived in Durban. I lost touch with him over the years and the last time I spoke with him was in Rhodesia about 11 years ago. If anyone knows him or of him you can email me at this address Thank you Colleen

HF
Hi there. My Great Great grandmother was Irene Kendall from Seal Rocks, Newfoundland. Daughter of John Kendall and Harriet Messervey. I keep seeing a lot about John Kendall's but seemingly differnt ones. Has anyone heard of this family? John was from Hermitage Bay and born in 1843 from what i can tell. I would love to know more about where he came from.

Thomas Kendell
Please email me at tkendell@nf.sympatico.ca

Thomas Kendell
Are you still looking?

Jude Putnam
I am trying to find the ancestory of my great great grandparents, Sussana Warren (born 1879 from Fox Island.) (william robert kendall, from ramea island. He married Sussana Warren from Fox Island. My grandmother Lucy Maude Kendall was one of their daughters. She moved to North Syndey where she met and married Leonard Bonner, They had I believe at least 10 children. Looking for names and history from here. Can anyone help?

Thomas Kendell
email me at tkendell@nf.sympatico.ca

james kendall
My grandfather, James Kendall, had red hair. I believe his family was from Ohio or Penn. From what I know, his father left him at an early age in the 20's. His sister's were Evelynn and Henrietta. Their grandmother raised them. He moved to Chicago and left for the Philippines in WW2.

GS
Very Interesting. Don't know at this time if their was a "James" in the family history. Will check. My daughter has a new son who mysteriously has red hair seemingly out of nowhere. Red hair origins here http://sucheternaldelight.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/where-did-the-tudor-red-gold-hair-come-from/

GS
Was adopted but real name is Barry Kendall (mother Chestine). Kendalls now live mostly in Illinois and Wisconsin but came from PA after 1800. There is a question of red hair color in the family tree.

Minnie
Newcomer to this site ,very interesting..I was also a Kendall born in Ramea.Daughter of Louis Kendall and Bessie(Eavis) gparents William Kendall and Mary Jane (Warren)Kendall.Now living in the Bay of Islands ( Meadows) married name Vallis..email address mjvallis@nf.sympatico.ca..Will earmark this site for sure.Keep up the great research.Thanks.

James Kendall
HI, I'm new to the Kendall research. My grandfather was James Kendall, born 1912 in Chicago, IL to John and Lillian Kendall. There were three siblings Evelyn, James, and Henrietta. That's about as much info as I have for now. Looking for any info that might be helpful. My grandfather and his sisters have passed.

Tom Powers
Thank you. this helps a great deal, and not just about the Kendalls.

Tom Powers
Looking for information about the Kendall family of Northumberland County, VA (around Eastville, so perhaps in Accomac County too) in the years surrounding the American Revolution. Particular interest is in William Ronald, an Eastville storekeeper who married Elizabeth Kendall and removed to Powhatan County around 1777-8. Thanks in advance. Tom Powers Professor of History University of S. Carolina Sumter Sumter, SC 29150 tpowers@uscsumter.edu

Scott D Kendall
Have you checked the Miles Files at www.espl-genealogy.org

Scott D Kendall
http://espl-genealogy.org/MilesFiles/p606.htm#i60521

Bob Kendall
Interesting, my grandmother's last name was Powers.

MichaelBradford
tom, i'd like to hear more about what you find. my ninth great grandmother was Jane Kendall from London area (b.1610 d. 1681). (maybe London, still iffy on info) Anyways, my family (Bradford) settled an area called Bradford's Neck in Accomac. I am researching on ancestry.com. Feel free to review. You can look me up on Facebook or email me @ mbradford1973@yahoo.com

kendall davis
as you can tell my first name is kendall but it was actually given to me by my mother because it was her maiden name. I'm curious as to what language the motto "virtue depress resurget" is. If anyone can help me it would be much appreciated. :))

Val Kendall
Hi! the Latin should read "virtus depressa resurget": "virtus" means the qualities of being a "vir" - a gentleman, hence manhood, strength, courage, ability, worth, excellence, valour, prowess, heroism (hence the obvious English derivation - "virtue); "depressa" means pressed down, weighed down, suppressed, repressed; "resurget" mean - will rise again (obvious English derivative - resurge). So the whole phrase means - "virtue, when under pressure, will resurge"! or "excellence, when under attack, will fight back" etc.!! Hope that helps.

Val Kendall
Sorry - missed your question! the phrase is in classical Latin.

Edward Kendall
I wonder if "virtus depressa resurget" is a Latin translation of Nietzsche's "when virtue has slept, it will arise all the more vigorous." The motto has been used by the Kendalls as far back as 1851 and possibly earlier.

Lucas Kendall
Hi, I am a Kendall from Newfoundland, Canada. The name is very common here especially on the west coast. There is a small town called Ramea where my European ancestors settled, it consists of a lot of Kendall's.

MichaelBradford
Motto Translation: Virtue, though depressed, shall rise again--- it is Latin

Dany G. Kendall
Hi,
I'm from Montréal Canada, from a french branch of Kendall. If someone want or have info about Kendall in Québec or New-France, let me know!

Adolph Kendall
Hello follow kendalls. I have researched my tree using ancestry.com and the internet but there may to be Discrepancies. plz take a look and tell me of any you see And any information on John Kendell 1790/Suzannah linkage would greatly be appreciated. John came from England to Hermitage area in Newfoundland but I cannot link him with anyone in England. John Kendell 1790 m. Suzannah children: Anne 1813, Mark 1816, Thomas 1827, John 1828, Suzannah 1831, ?Grace, Samual 1819 Samual Kendell 1819 m. Ann Donovan 1827 children: John 1856, Phoebe, Robert 1843, Samuel 1848, Reuben 1854, Mark 1858, Abraham 1859, William H. 1863, Lydia(Linda) 1865, Luke 1864, ?Matthew, ?Ann Luke Kendall 1864 m. Margaret Gale 1862 Children: Emily 1894, Clara 1897, Mary 1900, John James 1901, Michael 1903, Walter Edmond 1889 Walter E. Kendall 1889 m. Mary Wheeler 1891 Children: Mary 1913, Hugh 1913, Eunice 1916, Walter 1917, John 1919, Hubert 1920, Ronald 1923, Margorie 1925, Harry 1927, Matthew 1929, Orella 1933, Marina 1936, Stephen 1911 Stephen Kendall 1911 m. Bertina Simon 1925 Me and my bros/sisters 26. Adolph John Kendall 1957

Thomas Kendell
I have those families in my Kendell/Kendall database as I am from the south coast of Newfoundland as well. However I have not made a connection to the Ramea or Codroy Kendells. Where are you from Adolph? I have John Kendell born 1790 from Dorset, Poole, England.

Carol Reynolds
The Kendell's that r from Codroy are my family. What do you know about their link to ramea. My mom is Margaret Kendell and her father was frank Kendell. Email me : yeshua52.cr @gmail.com Thanks, Carol A. Reynolds

Carol Reynolds
Kendell and Kendall are not related, but in some cases Kendell was changed to Kendall because of bad spellers.

Scott D Kendall
Has anyone in your Kendall line participated in the Kendall DNA Project at www.familytreedna.com?

Alvena
I'm related to the Kendell family mentioned above. There are 3 versions of the spelling for Kendell and they are often related. Names are often misspelled in church records along with errors in dates, which make it hard to research. I'm having a problem finding information on John (1790) & Susanna.

Jen

I am also related to the above Kendell family. John and Susanna are my 4th grandparents.

Kendall Hurley
Hi, My name is Kendall Hurley. Kendall was my mother's maiden name and is my given name. I am a Niagara Region artist. www.kendallhurleygallery.com.

Julia Kendall De Guerre
Hi - how are you? have you been following this? do you have any background on our side of this Kendall's

Julian Kendall
Hello, my name is Julian kendall and I was curious about my last name and where it came from and Google led me here and I'm wow'd by all of this, its so cool. This is new to me so im curious now to find out who and how i may be related to some of our older ancestors.

Dan Kendall
My paternal line from my grandfather: -Clyde Edwin Kendall 1923-1964 m Margaret Birrell Fotheringham Westminster, OR & Glascow, Scottland -George Kendall 1893-1960 m Elsie Vesta Coffelt Seattle, WA -Edward H. Kendall 1866 m Dana C. Indiana -James M Kendall 1839-1913 m Jane Kimmel Indiana -Robert Kendall from Virginia married Sarah/Sallie Bartmess I'm looking for the parents of Robert Kendall. Anyone have any info on Robert or share common ancestors with me?

Dan Kendall
Hi Kendalls! There is a Kendall Facebook goup: Kendall Family Association that at present has 294 members. It's a great resource for Kendall genealogy! http://www.facebook.com/groups/140024506654/

Travis Kendall
My grandfather was Henry Michael Austry Kendall and we have a family crest that says at the bottom Aquila Petit Totem. Is this a branch off the original Kendall Name?

Scott Kendall
Travis, I have heard of a crest with an eagle. I am curious of this lineage. Where is your family from?

Scott D Kendall
Hey Travis, would you consider participating in our Kendall DNA Project? http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Kendall

Edward Kendall
The Kendall families that bore an eagle crest were the Kendalls of Austrey and Stourbridge. As crests belong to individual families, not surnames, you have to prove your descent from this family before you can claim the crest as your family crest. There are at least five different Kendall families who all bore different crests.

Sue King
1881/2 in Budock - she was born Susan Helen, Married to a percival mock as Susan Helen, but always was called and went by, and was buried as Susan Ellen (which is very helpful, I know!)

Katrina Toyne
ah not who i was thinking then sorry i cant be of any help have you tried genes reunited i found they were good.

Sue King
Hi, I am a total alien to tracing family tree - my mother has just decided she would like to know more about her Grandmother Susan Ellen Kendall and I have mangaged to trace our kendalls back to around 1750 where I am stuck!! We are the mevagissey smuggling lot apparently!!! any hints on what to do when you run out of places to look?? or any good sites that might help me find out more - all the men seem to be merchant navy men and we have a couple of captains in there too - basically, I'm lost. Pointers please???

Katrina Toyne
Hi Sue do you know what year susan e kendall was born and where about?

valkendalluk
CYNTHIA MAY KENDALL - please, has anyone come across this lady? She must have been born c. 1913. She is the mother of Michael whose birth was registered in Plymouth but with no father's name on the certificate; Cynthia is cited as "cinema usherette". The father is believed to have been a doctor who died in a Morgan sports-car crash on a bridge in Devon. We have a letter beautifully written and signed by Cynthia saying that she was being urged "to give both children away" but she "couldn't bear to do this"; this letter bears an address in Edmonton, London. However, Michael was passed to an orphanage in Plymouth c. 1936; the elder child is believed to have been a girl. It is so difficult to make any progress in research with just this one all-important name on which to work, so any leads would be so much appreciated. Thank you.

Scott Kendall
There are a lot of Kendalls here. I represent one of the Kendall lines from Stafford County, Virginia, USA. I am also the administrator for the Kendall DNA Project. Have you considered participating in the project. It is a great resource. Scott Kendall ScottDKendall@gmail.com

Loretta Kendall Osmond
I am a Kendall from Channel, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland...I too am working on my family tree...My Dad's name was David Lewis Kendall, My Grandfather was Albert Lewis Kendall & my Great Grandfather was Edward Kendall or Kendell married to Maria Jane Carter....Edward was born on May 1857....I can't find a birth Certificate for him....I did find the marriage certificate under methodist certificates....wondering if maybe they came over from England but not sure on how to find out....

Marija
Try www.ancestry.co.uk and search the birth records.

Thomas Kendell
Are you still looking for Kendalls Loretta?

ROBIN KENDALL
Well , i think i can honestly say from what i've read here the Kendall name came from England, I am a Kendall myself, my granddaddy was George Russell Kendall and my dad was James Russell Kendall.

Thomas Kendell
Thanks....I am from Newfoundland and there were many Kendells here who came over from England in the 1800's.

Carol Reynolds
My mother is Margaret Sylvia Kendell, her father and mother were Frank Kendell And Ada (Penny) Kendell from Codroy,NFLD. But Ada'd real father was Murdock Morrison. Is there a family tree i can link to because i have done alot of work on ancestry.com. Can you tell me more about this family. My mom is old and doesnt like to give information. Thank u, Carol

Thomas Kendell
Where were they from Katrina?

Katrina Toyne
Can anyone please contact me if they have any info about James Kendall born 1897 married to Matilda Kendall born 1902 they had a daughter Barbara ellen Kendall born 1939 Thank you.

Graham Kendall
Hello there - I am Graham Kendall and I am researching my family (Kendalls) who seem to have come from Marnhull in Dorset. I have got back to early 1700, the trail starts to go cold when I try to go back further. This leads me to 2 questions, has anybody come across the variant of 'Kendall' that is 'Keyndle', picked this up from the Marnhull Protestation listing. Also does anybody know when the Kendalls arrived in Dorset and where from, appreciate this is a BIG ask but if anybody has some clues I would be grtaeful to hear from you.

Thomas
Are you the son of Simeon ?. I am the son of Albert. What info have you got on the Kendalls before John.

P. Kendall
It has long been speculated that my family, Kendall of Ramea, Newfoundland originated in the village of Marnhull, Dorset (UK) with my Great, Great Great Grandfather John Kendall (early 1800's) ... Marnhull being the setting for Thomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"

Tina Kendall
Hello Perry! I was searching online to see if i could find family tree information and came across this website and your posts! I am your cousin Tina in Dartmouth, NS - of the late Edward Kendall of Ramea (your dad's brother). If you have any links to our family tree, i would LOVE to see them. I've lost touch with most of the Kendall side of the family and am very curious. Take care and hope your arm of the Kendall family is well!

Thomas Kendell
Hi Tina...I would like to correspond with you...Thomas Kendell

P. Kendall
Hi Tina ... we likely are related, but my father (Leonard, son of Gord and Vivian of Ramea) only has 2 sisters, no brothers. My grandmother Viv was a Kendall before she married as well and had a brother Edwin. I know that I have relative in N.S. primarily North Sydney, as Ramea did a lot of trade with North Sydney years ago.

Jared Kendall
Merry Christmas and God Bless to all fellow Kendalls (and Variations)

Claire Kendall
Apologies, also, and more prevalent, Candel Claire

Claire Kendall
I am a Kendall, that has had a very easy task of researching the family tree. Why? Because the K's in my line (ignoring the spelling changes - Kendal, Kendell, Caundle, Kendale and the earliest, 1775, Candle) all had one son who had one son, who had two sons but only married and had offspring, who had one son etc etc. The only different generation had 4 sons (only 2 married and had offspring) an a daughter who died a as a baby. My aunt born in 1927 was the next female so I am only the second surviving female in 240yrs (ish). All K's were also v easy to trace as apart from all being in a small area of Dorset, EVERY generation was a George or Edmund, or both (if 2 sons). My father was also a George. Their name, family type and place of birth were also borrowed by Thomas Hardy for use in Return of the Native (see original manuscript in Dorchester Museum). However, where George and Edmund Candle (as name was first recorded here) were before 1775, I cannot find. Beyond interpreting they were intelligent (tithe collectors), hard working (within 1 generation they had moved up from cottage to a farm near Weymouth) I know no more. Any help on Candles/Kendalls/Kendells or any other variation probably called George or Edmund would be appreciated. Contact me on wey8207@yahoo.co.uk please. Many thanks Claire

Thomas kendell
Hi Edward This came up on your link.....Sorry We cannot find the page you are looking for.

Edward Kendall
A week ago today I wrote a letter to 'The Daily Telegraph' that refers to my great-great uncle Dr Nicholas Fletcher Kendall and it quotes from his obituary (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/8941310/David-Cameron-must-defend-the-City-of-London-against-EU-measures-that-will-wreck-our-economy.html). Dr Kendall was born on 16th June 1868 as "the eldest son of the late Mr F R Kendall, who was associated with the P & O Steamship Company." His only son was "Mr Nicholas F Kendall" and the daughter was "Miss Betty Kendall". I hope this is of interest to Kendalls. Does anyone think they might be related?

Ward Kendall
"Kendall" will become even more widely known as one of its variants (Kindle) sweeps outward from Amazon.com to the world beyond. Ward Kendall author of "Hold Back This Day" Amazon.com

Jared Noah Kendall
Throwing this out to see if I can find some relation. Great Great Grand Father ? Came from Europe @ age 12 Great-Grand Father: John Kendall - Engineer Wabash Railroad Grandfather Ardath C. Kendall 1912 - 2007 Argenta, IL USA Brother Harold Kendall Ardath Kendall Sons: Ardath Dean Kendall Ronald Lee Kendall John David Kendall Dad: Ronald Lee Kendall Children: Jason M. Kendall Jared N.Kendall Blair B. Kendall Trying to get more info on my earlier relation soon.. I have dates but will have to add later. Thank you

Annemarie Jones
I am looking for info on John Ryan Kendall who married Louisa Frances Annandale on 14 June 1847 at Old church Saint Pancras London Louisa was the sister of our acestor George Annandale son of John and Mary Annandale (nee Blake)please reply to my email address - rie@thetoolman.co.za Thanks Annemarie Jones (nee Annandale)

katrina toyne
Hi if any one at all can help i am looking for a barbara and Anne Kendall from London. If anyone at all has any info my email address is katrinatoyne@hotmail.co.uk Thanks Katrina Toyne

John Kendall
Hello Edward. Yes i saw that- in the photo we had he was quite a bit older- probably early twenties. I think my sister may still have it and perhaps could scan it. It could even be possible we could identify the shirt. I expect it is the same - Irene Mary Vesey Kendall (nee Wells, b1879) I am JohnKendal@aol.com. Best wishes and thanks, John

John Kendall
Frank and Irene had a son called Frank (b1905) who was killed in the second world war (Libya 1941) He was awarded the MC and I had a picture of him for years on the wall in my bedroom as a boy. In the picture (flood damaged now) he is wearing a rugby shirt, I seem to remember my father saying he played for Rosslyn Park, and for some reason he referred to him as "Cousin Jim." I suspect/wonder if he may have been something of a role model to my father and his twin brother when they (b1918) were younger. Frank can be looked up on the Commonwealth War Graves site.

John Kendall
Interestingly Frank's wife was callled Irene; my father always referred to her as "Aunt Irene" Irene being pronounced in three syllables, EYE-REE-NEE. The only thing I recall was the fact that according to family "legend" she "died with a needle in her 'and." Perhaps it is worth pointing out that this is a reference to her sewing/embroidery skills rather than any other habit.... Well I think so anyway!!! (Of course it is!) I recall this as when we lived in Kent my father mentioned it every time we drove past the house they used to live in in Peasmarch which became Rumpel's Motel.

John Kendall
(Whoops! For the sake of accuracy and for the record I should have typed it Peasmarsh with an "s")

John Kendall
Frank Kendall was my father's uncle. He was the youngest son of John Kendall, who was not a parson but a bank clerk in Helston,(listed in a later census as a "cashier") born 1840. John died quite young at 32 in 1872, the year in fact that Frank was born. John's father- Frank's granddfather and my great great grandfather- outlived him. He was James Kendall (1811-1877) and of course he indeed was a parson, Vicar of Lanteglos as in the photo montage I posted. This is very near Polruan, which must be the "Pol..." you mention. (Polruan has its own church, but is in the parish of Lanteglos; the present Vicar indeed covers both churches and I think a couple more including perhaps Bodinnick?) Frank's elder brother, my grandfather, was John Kendall, 1866-1937, Major in the Indian Army and then Recruiting Officer for Devon and Cornwall during the Great War. He too was educated at Bedford Grammar School, and I still have books he won as prizes from that school. Very best wishes, John

John Kendall
Hello Edward, I am sure Jeremy will confirm more when he returns from his holidays; I understand a link with the Kendalls in Pelyn was established. I don't remember exactly what was said by BP.. Are you linked to Pelyn? Where do you live currently? NJK above is of course absolutely right in what he says, and it is dangerous to make connections between families on the strength of name alone- or indeed geographical proximity- however tempting it can be! However, you need to be able to evidence both the non existence of a link as well as the existence of one, and I am not sure he is 100% right to say there is definitively NO link between the Kendalls of NW England and those of Cornwall. It is a question of proof, either way! Interestingly one can see confusions arising even in the digitalised age of the C21. For example I use "johnkendal" as a username and email address/twitter id and not surprisingly sometimes find myself erroneously referred to as John Kendal- a poser for future genealogists perhaps! Very best wishes, John

John Kendall
Hello Edward. I do recall he had some correspondence with the then Bluemantle Pursuivant but I have no documentation; Jeremy may. As far as I know the coat of arms which we have on some family crockery is genuine for our branch of the family. A google search throws up lots of different crests for Kendall but the three dolphins motif is the one we have, together with the Latin motto as above. Best wishes, John

Edward Kendall
Dear John. Jeremy told me that Bluemantle Pursuivant had said that some of the colours were wrong on the crockery (the lion statant, tail coward and over his back should have been red and the chevron should have been black). This was all that Jeremy told me about the correspondence. These arms are the arms that belong to the Kendalls of Pelyn (see 1620 Herald's Visitation) and so to bear them you have to prove descent from them (see posting above from Nicholas J Kendall for more info). I would recommend you to get in contact with the College of Arms to confirm your right to the coat of arms and to check whether it is correct. Yours ever, Edward

John Kendall
The family motto certainly of our branch of the family (which can be seen in my video above on the memorial to Dum-Dum at Lanlivery at about 1:10) is "Virtus Depressa Resurget"- Courage, when vanquished, will rise again.

Edward Kendall
Dear John, Your brother Jeremy told me that your father had corresponded with the College of Arms regarding the Kendall coat of arms. Do you have any of this correspondence? If you do perhaps you can post it on your blog.

Veronica Ashworth
Hi John I was interested to see your mention of "Dum Dum" . He was my grandmother, Alice Christine Kendall's brother. What is your link?

John Kendall
Hi Veronica, I think I have a link. Were you Veronica Castley daughter of John and Freda? And how is your cat- I saw the Telegraph website video of his hydrotherapy session. Excellent! According to my son Joe's research which needs verification in some places (he uses ancestry.com) he is Dum Dum's 7th cousin 4x removed! I have a book of Dum Dum's verses too! I can't work out what that makes us! Email me! JohnKendal@aol.com

Veronica Ashworth
"Dum Dum" was my great uncle - my paternal grandmother's brother

John Kendall
I have been down in Cornwall with my elder son Joe and we put together these photos (available as a video on YouTube) which may be of interest- only a bit of fun! I am the great great grandson of James Kendall (b1811) who was Vicar of Lanteglos by Fowey, and brother of Jeremy who has made contributions on this website LINK: http://youtu.be/QmZaT-JyCEk

Veronica Ashworth
hello again John. I wish I had known about your visit as I live in Lostwithiel and do a shift in the museum there. We could have met up!

John Kendall
Maybe next time!

roger lamb
Hi John, I live in the house that your great great grandfather James Kendall Vicar of Lanteglos by Fowey lived in from 1841 until he died. When you went to Polruan you will have passed it.If you contact me I can give you more information

Edward Kendall
Dear all Kendalls, Have any of you been in contact with the College of Arms in London about the various Kendall families? I would be most interested to see any correspondence that anyone has had with the College concerning Kendalls as they are the official authority on coats of arms in the UK and are highly respected genealogists.

Cassandra (Kendall) Baumgart
My name is Cassandra Baumgart, my maiden name is Kendall. I am orignally from Wisconsin. My father's name was Edward Kendall II born October3,1945 in Chicago,IL , and his fathers name was Edward Warren Kendall. I am living in England and wanted research my family name. My dad alwasy said what out surname ment," From the valley of the river kent", and I guess I am just wondering who I am related too,. and since I am so close where I should visit to see where are surname came from. Thats all the info I have since my father, and grandfather have passed some years ago. Anyone trace any Kendalls to Chicago IL???

E. Lunger
One of my grandmothers was born a Kendall, Charles Kendall was her father and she had a brother Byron who lived in Chicago for several years prior to 1940. My Kendall family resided in Oconomowac Wisconsin.

Dianna
Do you know anything about the Kendall family that moved from Wisconsin to the Waterville, MN (Mankato area)? My great grandmother was a Kendall.

Marjorie Kendall Bell
Hi Cassandra, I just found this blog and am taken back I never knew there were so many Kendalls. I have documented the Kendalls in the states of Mo. and Illinois. My family was very limited as they could have mostly girls. I would like to reseach where Wigan, Lancashire, England. My grandmother said three boys came from there to Utah in the early 1850's Their names were Thomas, William, Edward they followed the Mormans for a while and then moved to St. Louis, Mo. I believe the William or Williams only son move to Illinois near Alton, I will be glad to share my family tree from Ancestry.com with you if it will help. Marjorie I

Marija
I have been tracing my husbands side of the Kendall family and I have gone as far back to 1800 and all the Kendalls come from West Ham, London. If anyone has any links with this branch of the Kendalls then please get in touch.

Jenny Johnson
"In 1847 T. Kendall, from Ebenezer Baptist church, Ilford, (fn. 104) became minister at Chadwell Heath. In 1860 Aenon chapel was built in Chadwell Heath Lane. The present church, on the south side of High Road, was built in 1905. (fn. 105) This is Thomas Kendall, my 3rd ggrandfather d. 1848 in West Ham, Chadwell Health, Essex. Sure wish I knew his parents and spouse. Many thanks

Marija
I only have one Thomas Kendall in my tree and he was born in 1888 in West Ham.

Daniel Kendall
Interesting to see how many kendall's there are.. Do we have any descendance or relation to australia as there are a lot of places, and people called kendall.. ( My dad is Called Nicholas Kendall) And we Live in Cornwall, England, UK if anyone's wondering!

Perry Kendall
See my previous posts; my Great, great, great grandfather John Kendall, possibly of Marhull, Dorset originally settled in Furby's Cove near Hermitage sometime during the 1830's-40's(?), eventually moving on to Ramea in the late 1840's or early 1850's(?)

Thomas Kendell
Do you have a connection between the Ramea Kendalls and the Hermitage Bay Kendalls? I hail from Hermitage Bay...

Perry Kendall
May have originated in Marnhull, Dorset UK ... on this side of "The Pond", Ramea Newfoundland since mid-1800's

Thomas Kendell
Yes you are right Perry...Kendall and Kendell are the same surname, just a different spelling of the same name. Where does your Kendall come from?

Perry Kendall
There is no doubt in my mind that the Kendalls and the alternately spelled Kendells of Newfoundland share common roots, with the Hermitage area being the common denominator on this side of the Atlantic.

Thomas Kendell
Who is the wife of Robert Kendell born 1843?

Sharon Richter
Hello - my grandmother was Lillian Kendall (Kendell) from Newfoundland. I have found her entire family on a website with a census of the Kendell household from 1921 in Codroy. I will try to post the list here. My great-great grandfather was Robert Kendall, born June 1843 in Hermitage Bay. Could this be the Robert Kendell you are looking for? I, too trying to find more info on Robert Kendell ( we spelled it Kendall), and also my great-grandmother Annie's maiden name and parents. Any info I can provide or receive would be most welcome. Thank you. http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1921/21-woody-hd-cv-stg.shtml the list below states the last name, first name, sex, marital status, year of birth, month of birth, town of birth. KENDELL Annie F Wife Married 1884 Jun 37 Channel KENDELL John R. M Head Married 1873 Sep 48 Codroy KENDELL Lillian F Dau Single 1906 Apr 15 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Fred M Son Single 1908 Oct 12 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Frank M Son Single 1910 Nov 10 Woody Head Cove KENDELL George M Son Single 1912 Nov 8 Woody Head Cove KENDELL John M Son Single 1914 Jan 7 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Archibald M Son Single 1917 Aug 4 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Lillian F Dau Single 1906 Apr 15 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Margaret F Dau Single 1915 Oct 5 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Blanche F Dau Single 1920 Feb 1 Woody Head Cove KENDELL Robert M Fath Widower 1843 Jun 78 Hermitage Bay

Carol Reynolds
The whole list of people you gave r my family. Frank Kendell is my grandfather, he passed not too long ago and his daughter Margaret reynolds is my Mom. My Mom swears up and down that the Kendall's r not related to us. Why do you say that the Kendall is related to us? Pleases explain. Thankyou, carol

Perry Kendall
Reply to Morris Kendell, York Hr. Bay of Islands, Newfoundland. Hi Morris ... am re-discovering this topic almost a year-and-a-half later! Interesting about your ancestor Robert Kendell of Hermitage ... I have heard it speculated that my Great, great great grandfather John Kendall (Marnhull, Dorset) may have been accompanied to Newfoundland in the 1830's by a brother and possibly a sister ... I do know that the eldest son of John and wife Sarah (surname unknown) whom he married sometime after settling in Newfoundland, was named Robert, who decades later drowned along with some of his sons while fishing out of Ramea, Nfld. It is very possible that my John Kendall and your Robert Kendell may be related. BTW, my ancestor John came out to Nfld. from England in the employ of Newman and Company a prominent firm from Dartmouth, Devon back in the 19th Century ... I have unfortunately been unable to find any records to verifiy this. Cheers

Celia Hearnden
Hi I am looking for info about my mother's family. Her mother was a Eva Kendall whose family came from the village of Wickham in Kent. May's father was the least successful of a family that included a baker a miller and a publican in the area. This would be pre 1900. Her mother was a Miss Thaxted or Shakstead who unfortunately carried the muscular dystraphy gene. Any info would be gratefully received.

michael kilbride
i am looking for my long lost Uncle ..he is called Robert Kendall and has a son Called Dean and Daughter named Gwen,they are originally from Selby in north Yorkshire but the last i saw them in 1982 they where living in Jo'burg south Africa ...any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated ...my email is.... mik1884@hotmail.co.uk.... thank you

Michael Kilbride
Robert also has a sister ( My Mother ) called Patricia maiden name Chew. Robert was also called Chew but changed his surname to kendall in the 70s

Alexander Kendall
Hello everyone, Well, I am in Washington state, USA. Father Scott Ryan Kendall, Son of Curtis Lee Kendall, can't off the top of my head remember my great grand fathers name. But from what I have been told, my grandfather had two brothers, both of which have passed away. But my great great grandfather settled in South Dakota, with his brothers(Don't know the names), eventually moved to Santa Barbara, CA. which is where my grandfather was born. If anyone has any clue about this line of Kendalls, please email me. thanks! alexkendall14@hotmail.com

Alexander Kendall
whoops, make that son of Scott Ryan Kendall, Grandson of Curtis Lee Kendall.

Jamie Kendall
wow! This is amazing....lot's of us Kendalls out there. I dont know much about my family history, but this stuff is pretty interesting to read.

Jeremy Kendall
hi Charles Peter, please email me on j.kendall@kent.ac.uk, rather than posting on this site? Hope to be in touch soon, I am down in West Country next month all best Jeremy Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/kendall#ixzz14ItI8kkJ

val kendall
has anyone heard of/come across a Cynthia May Kendall ? - mother of my husband who was born in 1934 - he may have a sister somewhere, but there is no record of my husband's father's name on his birth certificate, although it is believed he was a doctor (both on ships and as a gp in Plymouth) and was killed in a car accident at a bridge in his Morgan sports car - c. 1936/7. Cynthia May Kendall lived in Edmonton in London at some point , and Kendall appears to be her maiden name since she does not seem to have been married. She is the only name in my husband's ancestry that we have on which to base research - which makes it very difficult! My husband was given over to an orphanage in Plymouth and then fostered & adopted by a London couple, both deceased when he was about 15! There must be a very interesting story to uncover here. Very grateful for any possible leads.

Craig Kendall
Love reading the history from all of you. Grandfather William Kendall Passed in 1954 in Michigan(USA)

Christopher Neil Kendall
Hi. I was under the impression that the Kendall coat of arms (when spelt with 2 Ls) was of three eagles on a red background around a blue and yellow check band with the motto Aquila Petit Solem, (The Eagle Seeks The Sun). I wonder if two different branches of the family exist? Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/kendall#ixzz0wqbVGwSf

Nicholas J Kendall
Hello Christopher. I'm sorry to say this but you're about to hear something from me that most family researches don't like to hear or admit to. Just like the family name "Smith", there isn't one family sharing the same surname of Smith and all with a common ancestor. The surname Kendall and the varying spellings that have derived through historic records are the same surnames to many families but there is no or little genetic or family links to each other, example, the Kendall's of Westmorland are not related at all to the Kendall's of Pelyn nor the Kendall's of Lancashire and all the different families have different coats of arms (A crest is a part of the arms) or no coat of arms at all. Online companies selling "your" coat of arms especially American companies take the arms of an extinct family of that name and claim it is "The" smith coat of arms or "The" Kendall arms. This is rubbish and fraudulent. If you want the right to bear arms, you have to trace your ancestry through the male line to a particular family that has the right to those arms. Not all families were awarded arms however so be prepared to be disappointed.

Edward Kendall
May I add to the message from Nicholas J Kendall that Burke's General Armory, Fairbairn's Book of Crests and the British Museum visitation drafts are notoriously innacurate. The College of Arms is the only place where you can find the blazon of a coat of arms with absolute certainty and they can help you to find out whether you are entitled to use a coat of arms.

Christopher Neil Kendall
Hi. In reference to Charles Peter's original post, I was under the impression that the Kendall coat of arms (when spelt with 2 Ls) was of three eagles on a red background around a blue and yellow check band with the motto Aquila Petit Solem, (The Eagle Seeks The Sun)