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Wendell Surname Origin
(Origin Dutch) Wandelaar, a walker, hence a traveler. The name may be local, and derived from Wandle, a river in Surrey, England.
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.
Wendell Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Wendell Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burk