Show ContentsHenrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Henrick family

The surname Henrick was first found in Ayrshire and Fife where the intrusive "d" is common as in "Hendry." The earliest records are in the Latin form: "Henricus, dapifer, a witness c. 1183-88, and Henricus (Chen), bishop of Aberdeen, 1282-1328." [1]

Early History of the Henrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henrick research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1551, 1552, 1562, 1600, 1798, 1519, 1527, 1700, 1718, 1790, 1718, 1771, 1774, 1777, 1781, 1785, 1793 and are included under the topic Early Henrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henrick 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. Henrick has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

Early Notables of the Henrick family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Robert Henry (1718-1790), Scottish historian, son of James Henry, farmer, of Muirton, parish of St. Ninian's, Stirlingshire, and Jean Galloway, was born on 18 Feb. 1718. "The first volume of Henry's ‘History of England’ appeared in...
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Ireland Migration of the Henrick family to Ireland

Some of the Henrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Henrick 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 Henrick:

Henrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Henrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]
Henrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Henrick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [2]
  • Janis Henrick, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [2]
  • Jacob Henrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 [2]
Henrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Henrick, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [2]
  • John Henrick, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 [2]
  • Frederick Henrick, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830 [2]

Canada Henrick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Mary Henrick, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Argo" departing 4th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [3]

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. 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)
  3. Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 79) on Facebook