Hendriks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Pictish-Scottish name Hendriks comes from the personal name Henry.

Early Origins of the Hendriks family

The surname Hendriks 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 Hendriks family

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

Hendriks Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Hendriks has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

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

Ireland Migration of the Hendriks family to Ireland

Some of the Hendriks 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 Hendriks migration to the United States +

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Hendriks:

Hendriks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Hendriks, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1651 [2]
  • Bessel Hendriks, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1652 [2]
  • Elisabeth Hendriks, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1652 [2]
  • Jacob Hendriks, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1652 [2]
  • Marretje Hendriks, who arrived in New York in 1654 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hendriks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelia Hendriks, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hendriks (post 1700) +

  • Arnold "Nol" Hendriks (1937-2017), Dutch businessman and football executive


  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)


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