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Origins Available: English, Scottish

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.


The surname Henrick 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. [1] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists: John Hendrich in Cambridgeshire; and William Heneriche in Oxfordshire. [2]

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 Henricks, Hendrick, Hendricks, Hendrix, Hendryx and others.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henrick research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Henrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Henrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Henrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


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

  • Robt Henrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Henrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Henrick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Janis Henrick, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Jacob Henrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Henrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Henrick, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • John Henrick, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824
  • Frederick Henrick, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830


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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Henrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henrick 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.

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