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Kendle Family History

Kendle Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Kendall. South German: possibly from Kindel or Kindl (from a diminutive of Middle High German kint ‘child’), a nickname for a childish or childlike person. Possibly an altered spelling of German Kendler, variant of Kandler.

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


Similar surnames: Kindle, Keadle, Bendle, Keeble, Bentle, Kensler, Kemple, Kindley

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Where is the Kendle family from?

You can see how Kendle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kendle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kendle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Kendle families living in Ontario. This was about 82% of all the recorded Kendle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kendle families in 1911.
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What did your Kendle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kendle. 34% of Kendle men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kendle women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kendle were Manager and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kendle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kendle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 558 immigration records available for the last name Kendle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kendle. For the veterans among your Kendle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kendle lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kendle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kendle in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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