First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Kendrew

"Kendrew" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Manly: brave. Form of Andrew". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English biologist noted for studies of the molecular structure of blood components (born in 1917)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kendrew

Sir John Cowdery Kendrew was a scientist in the field of crystallography. John was born on March 24th, 1917 in Oxford. He breathed his last breath on August 23rd, 1997.


Sir Douglas Kendrew was a Governor of Western Australia. His military service ended in 1963. Douglas was given the name Douglas Anthony Kendrew on July 22nd, 1910 in Barnstaple. He breathed his last breath on February 28th, 1989.


Peter Kendrew is a famous person. Peter was born on April 25th, 1940 in York.


John Kendrew is a famed individual.


Joe Kendrew is a rugby player.


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Popularity of Kendrew as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kendrew U.S.
  White 96.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kendrew

People with the last name Kendrew are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kendrew

  • How Popular is the name Kendrew? Kendrew is the 36,847th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kendrew was the 134,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kendrew have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95 babies born with the first name Kendrew in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kendrew to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kendrew? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kendrew first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kendrew is Monday, August 11th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Kendrew born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kendrew was in 1999 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kendrew: Your name in reverse order is Werdnek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdweekn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kendrew? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 125 people with the last name Kendrew.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kendrew? Kendrew is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.