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Origins Available: German, Scottish


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The surname Hedrick 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hedrick research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1672 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Hedrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hedrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hedrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Gerit and Pieter Hedrick 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


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

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  • 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


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  • A Hedrick Genealogy: The Descendants of William Alexander Hedrick, 1814-1890 by Allen Gardiner.
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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.

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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The Hedrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hedrick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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