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Kendall Family History

Kendall Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Kendal in Cumbria, recorded in 1095 as Kircabikendala ‘village with a church in the valley of the Kent river’.From an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Cynddelw, which was borne by a famous 12th-century Welsh poet. It probably derives from a Celtic word meaning ‘exalted’, ‘high’ + delw ‘image’, ‘effigy’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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396,413 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
49,512 Military Records
32,786 Immigration Records
279,218 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kendall Families

  • Number of Kendall families
     171 - 339
     58 - 170
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kendall families
     768 - 1,534
     257 - 767
     1 - 256
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kendall families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kendall Family Origin

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Kendall Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kendall

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Kendall Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Kendall Civil War Service Records

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