Hendrix History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Hendrix family
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.  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists: John Hendrich in Cambridgeshire; and William Heneriche in Oxfordshire. 
Early History of the Hendrix family
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Hendrix Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Hendrix family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hendrix family to Ireland
Some of the Hendrix family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hendrix migration to the United States +
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, who 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, who 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Caccilie Hendrix, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1907
- Clifford Hendrix, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
- William Hendrix, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendrix (post 1700) +
- James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (1942-1970), born Johnny Allen Hendrix, American guitarist, singer and songwriter, considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992
- Bert Garrett "B.G." Hendrix Jr. (1922-2020), American politician, Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives (1989-1991)
- Brigadier-General Raleigh Raymond Hendrix (1901-1986), American Commandant of War Department Personnel Center at Camp Grant (1945-1946) 
- Dixie Wanda Hendrix (1928-1981), American film and television actress
- Jesse Hendrix (b. 1982), American-born, Canadian football defensive back
- Gary G. Hendrix, American natural language analyst, founder of Symantec Corporation
- Eugene Russel Hendrix (1847-1927), Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, eponym of Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
- David Hendrix (b. 1972), retired American NFL football player
- Claude Raymond Hendrix (1889-1944), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Elaine Russel Hendrix (b. 1970), American actress, producer, singer, dancer, and activist
- ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Raleigh Hendrix. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hendrix/Raleigh_Raymond/USA.html