Show ContentsHendrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Hendrie family. The name Hendrie is derived from the personal name Henry.

Early Origins of the Hendrie family

The surname Hendrie 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 Hendrie family

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

Hendrie Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Hendrie has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

Early Notables of the Hendrie 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...
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Ireland Migration of the Hendrie family to Ireland

Some of the Hendrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hendrie migration to the United States +

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Hendrie:

Hendrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Hendrie, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [2]
  • William Watson Hendrie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [2]
  • Daniel and James Hendrie, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Archibald Hendrie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [2]

Australia Hendrie migration to Australia +

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

Hendrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Hendrie, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hendrie (post 1700) +

  • Anita Hendrie (1863-1940), American actress who appeared in 67 silent motion pictures between 1908 and 1912
  • Philip Stephen Hendrie (b. 1952), American radio personality, actor and voiceover artist, known for his eponymous The Phil Hendrie Show
  • Kelvin Gladstone Peter Hendrie (1898-1953), Scottish international rugby union player
  • Rae Hendrie (b. 1977), Scottish actress, best known for her role as Jess Mackenzie in BBC TV series Monarch of the Glen (2001-2005)
  • Stephen Hendrie (b. 1995), Scottish professional footballer
  • Paul Hendrie (b. 1954), Scottish former professional footballer who played from 1972 to 1989
  • John Grattan Hendrie (b. 1963), Scottish former professional association footballer who played from 1981 to 1999
  • Herbert Hendrie (1887-1946), British stained glass artist, known for his work on Kippen church and Liverpool Cathedral
  • Sir John Strathearn Hendrie KCMG, CVO (1857-1923), Canadian politician, the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1914 to 1919)
  • Craig Robert Hendrie (b. 1974), Australian rules football field umpire who umpired between 2003 and 2009
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. John Albert Hendrie, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [4]

  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. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from
  4. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook