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In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the Hendrix family were part of a tribe called the Picts. The name Hendrix is derived from the personal name Henry.

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The surname Hendrix was first found in Staffordshire where Hendricus was listed in The Kalendar of Abbot Samson of Bury St Edmunds in 1188. A few years later Hendricus Prid was listed in Yorkshire in 1212. In Essex early records revealed Alice as daughter of Henry de Sanford who bore the seal of S. Alis. Filia Hendrici in the 13th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists: John Hendrich in Cambridgeshire; and William Heneriche in Oxfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Hendrix has been spelled Henricks, Hendrick, Hendricks, Hendrix, Hendryx and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendrix research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Hendrix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Hendrix family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 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 expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Hendrix:

Hendrix Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anna Hendrix, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1640
  • Harmen Hendrix, who arrived in New York, NY in 1660
  • Jacob Hendrix, who landed in New York, NY in 1663
  • Sarah Hendrix, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1684
  • Garret Hendrix, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685

Hendrix Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilbur F. Hendrix, who settled in America, in 1904
  • EC Hendrix, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Caccilie Hendrix, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Clifford Hendrix, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • William Hendrix, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
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  • Walter C. Hendrix, American politician, Circuit Judge in Georgia Atlanta Circuit, 1953
  • W. C. Hendrix, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Muscatine County
  • Thomas J. Hendrix, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Davie County, 1915-16
  • Rick Hendrix, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Olen Hendrix, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960
  • Penny Hendrix, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 55th District, 2010
  • Kim Hendrix, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Ken Hendrix, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 23rd District, 1986
  • Joseph Clifford Hendrix (1853-1904), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Brooklyn, New York, 1883; postmaster at Brooklyn, New York, 1886-90; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1893-95
  • John A. Hendrix, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Madison County, 1921-22
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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. 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.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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