The surname ‘Kendall’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from the place called ‘Kendale’ in the parish of Driffield, Yorkshire, or Kendal in Cumbria. The latter so called from the Briton river name ‘Kent’ and the Old English word ‘doel’ meaning valley, the former is from the Old Norman word ‘kelda’ meaning Spring and the Old Norman word ‘dalr’ or Late Old English word ‘doel’ meaning valley. The surname is very widespread, with a large number of bearers now found as fare away as Cornwall. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Kendall’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Johanes de Kendale’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the Founder of this family in America is a certain ‘John Kendall’, from Great Yarmouth, in the county of Norfolk, England. He emigrated to Nort… Coat of arms: Argent a chevron betwe…
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