Hendryx History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the Hendryx family were part of a tribe called the Picts. The name Hendryx is derived from the personal name "Henry" or from "Hendric, an ancient personal name." [1]

"Modern immigration has added Hendriks and Henriques to the London Directory, but Hendrick and Hendricks represent a much earlier importation from the Low Countries. The 'd' is intrusive, as in our own Hendry for Henry. [2]

Early Origins of the Hendryx family

The surname Hendryx 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. [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists: John Hendrich in Cambridgeshire; and William Heneriche in Oxfordshire. Spelling variations were common for this family as the Visitation of London, 1633 shows John Henricks, son of Henry Henrix, of Antwerpe, in Brabant, temp. 1600. [2]

Early History of the Hendryx family

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Hendryx 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. Hendryx has been spelled Henricks, Hendrick, Hendricks, Hendrix, Hendryx and others.

Early Notables of the Hendryx family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hendryx family to Ireland

Some of the Hendryx family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hendryx family

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 Hendryx: Robert Henrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1665; Adam Henrick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa in 1727; Janis Henrick, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hendryx (post 1700) +

  • Timothy Green "Tim" Hendryx (1891-1957), American Major League Baseball utility outfielder who played from 1911 through 1921
  • Wynona "Nona" Hendryx (b. 1944), American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress
  • Charles F. Hendryx, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1896 [4]

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  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)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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