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The Irish name Henry was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hInneirghe, which is derived from an adjective meaning easily roused early.

Henry Early Origins



The surname Henry was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat at Cullentra. From here, the head of this Irish sept extended his territories into the valley of Glenconkeiny in County Londonderry.

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Henry Spelling Variations


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Henry Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Henry family name include O'Henry, Fitzhenry, MacHenry, MacEnery, MacEniry and others.

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Henry Early History


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Henry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henry research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1753, 1785, 1796, 1800, 1816, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Henry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was James McHenry (1753-1816), American (Irish-born) patriot in the American Revolution; Secretary of War 1796-1800, and private secretary to...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henry Notables 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Henry to North America:

Henry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Henry, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Richard Henry, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • Samll Henry, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Henry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Danl Henry, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • John Francis Henry, who landed in South Carolina in 1739
  • John Frederik Henry, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Marian Henry, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Charles Henry, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Henry, who arrived in Louisiana in 1805-1809
  • John Henry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • James Henry, who arrived in America in 1808
  • Michael Henry, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Rebecca Henry, aged 48, arrived in Massachusetts in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David George Henry, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1900
  • Adolf Henry, who landed in Arkansas in 1903

Henry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Henry, who arrived in Canada in 1662

Henry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Henry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Henry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Lawrence Henry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Rachel Henry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Henry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Job Henry, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Henry, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Henry, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick Henry, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Matthew Henry, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Henry, a spinner, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Emily Henry arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838
  • John William Henry arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838
  • Alexander Henry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camoena" in 1843
  • Sarah Henry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Henry landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Thomas Henry landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • R.W. Henry arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Seth Henry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • John Henry, aged 52, a cabinet maker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henry (post 1700)



  • Gloria Henry (1923-1959), born Gloria McEniry, an American actress, best known for her role as "Alice Mitchell", Dennis’s mother in the CBS family sitcom, Dennis the Menace (1959-1963)
  • Major-General Stephen Garrett Henry (1894-1973), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G1) US Army (1944-1945)
  • Major-General Guy Vernor Henry (1875-1967), American Chairman of Military Co-operation Commission Canada-US (1946-1947)
  • William A. Henry III (1950-1994), award-winning American cultural critic and author awarded the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
  • Mike Henry (b. 1965), American writer, producer, singer, voice actor, and comedian
  • Private Robert T Henry (1923-1944), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Beulah Louise Henry (1887-1973), American inventor, nicknamed "Lady Edison"
  • Benjamin Tyler Henry (1821-1898), American inventor of the Henry rifle
  • Augustine Henry (1857-1930), Irish botanist, who named many species of trees and shrubs
  • Avril Henry (1934-2016), English academic and avid campaigner for the legalization of voluntary euthanasia
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Henry Historic Events


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Henry Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Dora Henrietta Henry (1932-1988), Scottish resident of Lockerbie from0, Scotland, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Maurice Peter Henry (1925-1988), Scottish resident of Lockerbie from0, Scotland, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Catherine Henry, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Bridget Delia Henry (d. 1912), aged 23, Irish Third Class passenger from Clonown, Roscommon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Henry


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Suggested Readings for the name Henry



  • The Fran‡ois Henry Family by Barbara P. Quealy.
  • A Genealogical and Biographical History of the Field Family of Massachusetts and Vermont and the French-Henry Families of Virginia and Texas: A Union of North and South by Charles Kellogg Field III.

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Henry Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. 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).
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Henry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henry 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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