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Where did the German Rendall family come from? What is the German Rendall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rendall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rendall family history?The ancestral home of the Rendall family is Bavaria. Rendall is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where they rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area. The root form of this name is thought to be "Reindl" and "Reinl," which began as short forms for "Reinhard" or "Reinhold." There is a town called Rendel, in the Wetterau region of Hessen, to which the family may have lent its name, or from which the family name may come.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Rendall include Rendall, Raendel, Rendal, Randahl, Rendel, Rendell, Raendal, Raendall, Raendell, Rendahl, Rendele, Raendele, Randel, Randell, Randl, Randal, Rendl, Reindell, Reindel, Reindl, Reinl, Raindel, Rayndel, Raindl, Rendeler, Reindeler, Randeler, Raendeler, Rendelere, Reindelere, Randelere and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The root name for all variations is thought to be "Reindl" and "Reinl," which began as short forms for "Reinhard" or "Reinhold." Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Conrad Rendelere of Hessen, who lived around 1316.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rendall research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1622, 1750, 1772, 1782, 1808, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Rendall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rendall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rendall or a variant listed above:
Rendall Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Rendall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rendall 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.
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