were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the McKendree family lived. The name McKendree 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 McKendree research.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early McKendree 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. McKendree 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 McKendree: 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