The chronicle of the name MacKendrick begins with a family in the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
. The name is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the MacKendrick family
The surname MacKendrick 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 MacKendrick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKendrick research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early MacKendrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacKendrick Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. MacKendrick has been written Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the MacKendrick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKendrick family to Ireland
Some of the MacKendrick 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 MacKendrick family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacKendrick: 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