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Origins of the Kendall surname

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About the Kendalls

We have a total number of 81250 records for people with the last name Kendall.

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Where do most Kendalls live?

In 1921, most Kendalls lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Kendalls

How common is your surname?

598th most common surname in the UK

We have 68,800 records for the Kendall surname. The oldest one dates back to 1377.

Who were Kendalls most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Kendall first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Kendalls

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kendalls in 1921
Dressmaker

297

Living On Own Means

159

Laundress

145

General Servant Domestic

125

Domestic Servant

120

Common Male occupations for Kendalls in 1921
Farmer

291

Agricultural Labourer

206

General Labourer

200

Farm Labourer

165

Carpenter

150

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