The name Hendrind was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Hendrind 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
, but it earliest origins lie in Middlesex.
Early Origins of the Hendrind family
The surname Hendrind 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
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hendrind family
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Hendrind Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.
Early Notables of the Hendrind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hendrind family to Ireland
Some of the Hendrind 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.
Migration of the Hendrind family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hendrind or a variant listed above: Susan Hendon who settled in Maryland in 1729.