The age-old Pictish-Scottish family name Kendricks is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Kendricks family
The surname Kendricks 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 Kendricks family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kendricks research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Kendricks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kendricks Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland
, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Kendricks has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the Kendricks family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kendricks family to Ireland
Some of the Kendricks 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 Kendricks family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Kendricks:
Kendricks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Walter Kendricks, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1799 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Kendricks (post 1700)
- Lance Kendricks (b. 1988), American football tight end for the St. Louis Rams
- Marvin Mychal-Christopher Kendricks (b. 1990), American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
- Sam Kendricks (b. 1992), American pole vaulter, the 2014 and 2015 National Champion
- Eric-Nathan M. Kendricks (b. 1992), American football linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings