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The first family to use the name McKendry lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name McKendry is derived from the personal name Henry.

McKendry Early Origins



The surname McKendry 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.

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McKendry Early History


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McKendry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKendry research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1600, and 1700 are included under the topic Early McKendry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKendry Spelling Variations


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McKendry 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. McKendry has appeared Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

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McKendry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKendry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKendry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKendry In Ireland


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McKendry In Ireland



Some of the McKendry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, 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 McKendry:

McKendry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McKendry, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]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)
  • Edward McKendry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]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)
  • James McKendry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKendry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKendry (post 1700)



  • James Alexander McKendry (b. 1935), Irish artist and sculptor, best known for his Northern Ireland American war memorial
  • Chris McKendry (b. 1968), American journalist for ESPN
  • Sam McKendry (b. 1989), Australian professional rugby league player
  • Gary McKendry, Northern Irish Academy Award nominated film and television commercial director
  • Alex McKendry (b. 1956), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player

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