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Hendren is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Hendren family lived in the place named Hendon, in Middlesex. The place-name is derived from an Old English expression that means at the high hill or in the valley with the deer. The place named Hendon is in the London Metropolitan area and is situated some seven miles north-west of Charing Cross. The Hendron variant is now chiefly found in County Armagh, Ireland, but it earliest origins lie in Middlesex.

Hendren Early Origins



The surname Hendren was first found in Middlesex. Alternatively, the family could have originated in Endon, a township, in the parish and union of Leek, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow in Staffordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hendren Spelling Variations


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Hendren Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.

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Hendren Early History


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Hendren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendren research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Hendren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hendren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hendren Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hendren In Ireland


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Hendren In Ireland



Some of the Hendren family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hendren or a variant listed above were:

Hendren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hendren, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendren (post 1700)



  • John Crowther Hendren (1897-1964), American professional NFL football player who played from 1920 through 1921
  • Robert Gerald Hendren (b. 1923), former American NFL football offensive tackle
  • William McK. Hendren, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1966
  • LeRoy Hendren, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 5th District, 2004
  • John H. Hendren, American Democrat politician, Missouri Democratic State Chair, 1949
  • Jim Hendren, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 2000
  • H. H. Hendren, American politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1954-55
  • Joseph William Hendren O.F.M. (1791-1866), English Roman Catholic bishop
  • Denis Hendren (1882-1962), English cricketer and umpire
  • Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren (1889-1962), English cricketer who played 51 Test matches

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Hendren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hendren 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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