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Kendrick Surname Origin
From the Saxon Kenrick, from Kennen, to know, and ric, rich--rich in knowledge. Bailey derives this name from cene, bold, and rick, a kingdom--a valiant ruler.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Kendrick Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Kendrick Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson