The name Kendra originated among the descendants of the ancient Pictish clans. It is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Kendra family
The surname Kendra was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kendra family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kendra research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Kendra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kendra Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Kendra include Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the Kendra family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kendra family to Ireland
Some of the Kendra family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 142 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kendra family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Kendra: Daniel and James Hendrie arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; Joe Hendry settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Hendry settled in Barbados in 1669; Robert Hendry settled in New Hampshire
Contemporary Notables of the name Kendra (post 1700)
- Dan Kendra III (b. 1976), former American football quarterback
- Susan Kendra, American politician, Workers Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 8th District, 1926; Workers Communist Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Kendra Spotswood, American soul singer, member of The Shirelles
- Kendra Renee Wecker (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
- Kendra "Kendra Wilkinson" Baskett (b. 1985), American glamour model and television personality