The name Hendron arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Hendron 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 Hendron family
The surname Hendron 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 Hendron family
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Hendron Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.
Early Notables of the Hendron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hendron family to Ireland
Some of the Hendron family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hendron family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hendron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Hendron, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
- Margaret Hendron, aged 60, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880