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Early Origins of the Headrick family

The surname Headrick was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Later they held a family seat at Dunbar in the 15th century.

Early History of the Headrick family

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Headrick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hedderwick, Hetherwick, Heatherwick, Hedderick, Hethirwick, Hatherwick, Hatherick, Henderwick, Henderweck, Headrick, Hetherig and many more.

Early Notables of the Headrick family (pre 1700)

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Headrick Ranking

In the United States, the name Headrick is the 3,448th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

United States Headrick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Headrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Headrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [2]
  • Yost Headrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [2]
Headrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Headrick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Headrick (post 1700) +

  • Sherrill Headrick (1937-2008), American college and AFL professional football player
  • David Rodger Headrick, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1996 [3]

The Headrick Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ne timeas recte faciendo
Motto Translation: Fear no when acting right.

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook