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The ancient history of the name Hendy dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name given to a person with a mild temperment. The surname Hendy is derived from the Old English word hendy, which means courteous, kind, and gentle. This word was also often used as a personal name. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Hendy Early Origins



The surname Hendy was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hendy Spelling Variations


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Hendy Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hendy include Hendy, Henday, Hendey, Hendley and others.

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Hendy Early History


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Hendy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendy research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1198 and 1391 are included under the topic Early Hendy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hendy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hendy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hendy In Ireland


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Hendy In Ireland



Some of the Hendy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hendy or a variant listed above:

Hendy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hendy, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Richard Hendy settled in Barbados in 1679
  • Henry Hendy, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Hendy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Hendy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Johanna Hendy (aged 30), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • John Hendy, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
  • Hannah Hendy, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

Hendy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Hendy, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendy (post 1700)



  • Jouett Hendy, American politician, Mayor of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 1901-05
  • John Hendy (b. 1948), English barrister at Old Square Chambers, London
  • Arthur Sydney "Bill" Hendy (1912-1973), former Canadian cricketer
  • Trevor Ronald Hendy AM (b. 1968), former Australian professional surf lifesaver, inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000
  • Mark Hendy (b. 1986), Australian rugby league player
  • Sir Philip Anstiss Hendy (1900-1980), British art curator
  • Peter William Hendy (b. 1962), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Eden-Monaro (2013-)
  • Sir Peter Gerard Hendy CBE (b. 1953), British current Commissioner of Transport for London
  • George Hendy QC, Canadian lawyer
  • Mike Hendy Ph.D., New Zealand Professor of Mathematical Biology at Massey University

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Hendy Historic Events


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Hendy Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick J Hendy, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leslie J Hendy, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edward Martin Hendy (d. 1912), aged 38, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. 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).
    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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hendy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hendy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 13:17.

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