Hendra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Hendra are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the personal name Henry.

Early Origins of the Hendra family

The surname Hendra was first found in Ayrshire and Fife where the intrusive "d" is common as in "Hendry." The earliest records are in the Latin form: "Henricus, dapifer, a witness c. 1183-88, and Henricus (Chen), bishop of Aberdeen, 1282-1328." [1]

Early History of the Hendra family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendra research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1551, 1552, 1562, 1600, 1798, 1519, 1527, 1700, 1718, 1790, 1718, 1771, 1774, 1777, 1781, 1785, 1793 and are included under the topic Early Hendra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hendra Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Hendra has been written Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

Early Notables of the Hendra family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Robert Henry (1718-1790), Scottish historian, son of James Henry, farmer, of Muirton, parish of St. Ninian's, Stirlingshire, and Jean Galloway, was born on 18 Feb. 1718. "The first volume of Henry's ‘History of England’ appeared in...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hendra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hendra family to Ireland

Some of the Hendra family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Hendra migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hendra Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Hendra, Cornish miner and laborer from Hayle, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 21st September 1848 aboard the ship "Lysander" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 13th January 1849 [2]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Hendra, Cornish housekeeper from Hayle, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 21st September 1848 aboard the ship "Lysander" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 13th January 1849 [2]
  • Miss Mary Hendra, (b. 1832), aged 17, Cornish general servant departing from Plymouth on 21st September 1848 aboard the ship "Lysander" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 13th January 1849 [2]
  • Mr. Henry Hendra, (b. 1834), aged 15, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 21st September 1848 aboard the ship "Lysander" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 13th January 1849 [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Hendra, (b. 1837), aged 12, Cornish settler from Hayle, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 21st September 1848 aboard the ship "Lysander" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 13th January 1849 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hendra migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hendra Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Hendra, (b. 1849), aged 26, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Taranaki, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [3]
  • Miss Mary Hendra, (b. 1871), aged 4, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Taranaki, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [3]
  • Mr. Ralph Hendra, (b. 1854), aged 21, Cornish farm labourer departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Taranaki, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [3]
  • Mr. William Hendra, (b. 1868), aged 7, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Taranaki, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hendra (post 1700) +

  • J. Chatten Hendra, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cruz Grande, 1924 [4]
  • Tony Hendra (b. 1941), English satirist and writer
  • Imay Hendra, retired badminton player from Indonesia, bronze medalist


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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