were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the McHendry family lived. The name McHendry comes from the
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHendry research.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early McHendry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. McHendry has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name McHendry:
McHendry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Bridget McHendry, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 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)