The saga of the Kendrix family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Kendrix name is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Kendrix family
The surname Kendrix 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 Kendrix family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kendrix research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Kendrix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kendrix Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Kendrix has appeared Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the Kendrix family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kendrix family to Ireland
Some of the Kendrix 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 Kendrix family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kendrix: 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 Kendrix (post 1700)
- Moss H. Kendrix (1917-1989), African-American advertising executive, best known for his campaigns for Coca-Cola in 1948, and later for Carnation and the Ford Motor Company, founder of The Moss Kendrix Organization
- Cory Kendrix (b. 1988), stage name of Cory Andrew Kennedy, and American independent rapper, emcee, singer/songwriter, music producer
- Eddie Kendrix (1939-1992), also known as Eddie Kendricks, an American singer and songwriter