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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KEN-dəl
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Meaning & History

Derived from the town of Kendale in England, and was so called from the river Kent, on which it is situated, and dael "valley, dale". Therefore, it means "valley on the river Kent".

Related Names

VariantKendal
Entry updated August 16, 2017