Surnames Kintigh, Kundig, Kendig, Kindig, Kindeck

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I am pretty sure that all these names are derived from the Swiss German name Kündig. Translating it to English lead to lot of different spellings. These names in the US are mostly traced back to Mennonite families that settled in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Since they were Mennonites, they had large families so a lot of Americans are descended from them.

Here's a thread from the Ancestry.com forums discussing this family.

https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=91&p=surnames.kindig
WikiTree profile: Hans Kundig
in Genealogy Help by James Taylor G2G2 (2.9k points)
This history of Pennsylvania mentions  Martin Kündig as one of the first settlers. I am a direct descendant of a Martin Kendig (Kendig-66) from that time period in Lancaster but don't have any details on him. Anyone know if there is a better detailed profile of the one mentioned in the history?

https://books.google.com/books?id=BgjTAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA36&lpg=RA1-PA36&dq=Martin+K%C3%BCndig+z%C3%BCrich&source=bl&ots=_mshIZAJHP&sig=ACfU3U3THnzlN5hTHJWZIhiTkxiNvtGbdw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjIwImG9fDgAhUJbawKHVxkCOEQ6AEwDXoECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=Martin%20K%C3%BCndig%20z%C3%BCrich&f=false

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Yes, John Jacob Kendig, Kendig-32, is one of my 9th GGF. I  have seen several different spellings over the years. Thank-you for sharing this.
by Rodney Long G2G6 Pilot (430k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
You are welcome. I would really like to find the connections between all the different spellings. Is anyone aware if there is a project for the original Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) settlers? Seems like there should be.

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