Hendrickson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The background history of the name Hendrickson starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name Hendrickson is derived from the personal name Henry.

Early Origins of the Hendrickson family

The surname Hendrickson 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 Hendrickson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendrickson 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 Hendrickson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hendrickson Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Hendrickson include Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

Early Notables of the Hendrickson 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 Hendrickson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hendrickson family to Ireland

Some of the Hendrickson 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.


United States Hendrickson migration to the United States +

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Hendrickson:

Hendrickson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hona Maria Hendrickson, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [2]
  • Hendrick Hendrickson, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [2]
  • John Hendrickson, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [2]
  • Marg Anguette Hendrickson, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [2]
  • Bartlett Hendrickson, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [2]
Hendrickson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Hendrickson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Hendrickson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Hendrickson, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1806 [2]
  • Hannah Hendrickson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Canada Hendrickson migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hendrickson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Hendrickson, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. John Hendrickson U.E. born in Duchess County, New York, USA who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger aboard the Union Transport [3]

Australia Hendrickson migration to Australia +

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

Hendrickson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hendrickson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [4]
  • John Laurence Hendrickson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [5]
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hendrickson (post 1700) +

  • John H. Hendrickson (b. 1871), American sport shooter who competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Nancy Hendrickson (b. 1950), American actress, director, producer and writer
  • Horace James "Horse" Hendrickson (1910-2004), American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach
  • Steven Daniel Hendrickson (b. 1966), former professional American football linebacker
  • Robert Clymer Hendrickson (1898-1964), United States Senator
  • Susan "Sue" Hendrickson (b. 1949), American paleontologist
  • Benjamin Hendrickson (1950-2006), American actor
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson (b. 1979), American actress
  • Benjamin John Hendrickson (b. 1981), free-agent American baseball pitcher
  • Darby Joseph Hendrickson (b. 1972), retired American professional ice hockey center
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Knud I. Hendrickson, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Charles Osker Hendrickson, aged 28, English Leading Fireman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 1 [7]


  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. ^ 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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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