Hedrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Hedrick family
The surname Hedrick was first found in Silesia where they held a family seat. Literal translation of the name places it as a 'Combatant Ruler' or sometimes a 'Heathland Ruler'. In the old German the name was 'Hadu-ric'. The family held considerable estates in Germany.
Early History of the Hedrick family
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Hedrick Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hedrick, Hedrich, Heidenreich, Heydenreich, Heidenrich, Heidenrick, Heidrick, Heidrich, Hiedrich, Hiedrick, Heidrig and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedrick family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hedrick is the 1,582nd most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. 
Hedrick migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hedrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Gerit and Pieter Hedrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
- Gerit Hedrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Jan Jurich Hedrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Pieter Hedrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Abram Hedrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 
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Hedrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Hedrick, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 
- Frank Hedrick, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1898 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hedrick (post 1700) +
- Brigadier-General Lawrence Hyskell Hedrick (1880-1958), American Air Judge-Advocate General at Headquarters Army Air Force (1943-1946) 
- Wyatt C. Hedrick (1888-1964), American architect, engineer, and developer
- Wilbur O. Hedrick (1868-1954), American economist
- Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (1870-1951), American botanist and horticulturist
- Earle Raymond Hedrick (1876-1943), American mathematician
- Chad Hedrick (b. 1977), American inline speed skater and ice speed skater
- Technical Sergeant Clinton M Hedrick (1918-1945), American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
- Roger R. Hedrick, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 12 aerial victories
- Ralph Hedrick Bader (1888-1939), American Democratic Party politician, Interpreter; U.S. Vice Consul in Teheran, 1912-18; U.S. Consul in Teheran, 1918-20; Cairo, 1920-22; Lawyer; Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1928-30. Evangelical and Reformed Church
Historic Events for the Hedrick family +
- Mr. Paul Henry Hedrick, American Boatswain's Mate First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
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Suggested Readings for the name Hedrick +
- A Hedrick Genealogy: The Descendants of William Alexander Hedrick, 1814-1890 by Allen Gardiner.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Lawrence Hedrick. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hedrick/Lawrence_Hyskell/USA.html
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html