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Where did the Scottish McKendrick family come from? What is the Scottish McKendrick family crest and coat of arms? When did the McKendrick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKendrick family history?The roots of the name McKendrick are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the personal name Henry.
Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. McKendrick has been written Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKendrick research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1600, and 1700 are included under the topic Early McKendrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McKendrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McKendrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name McKendrick:
McKendrick Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
McKendrick Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McKendrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKendrick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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