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

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The surname Kendrick was first found in Fife, 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kendrick research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1600, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Kendrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Kendrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Kendrick:

Kendrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Kendrick, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Edward Kendrick, who landed in Virginia in 1644

Kendrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Kendrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Henry Kendrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

Kendrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Walter Kendrick, aged 47, landed in New York in 1812
  • Isaac Kendrick, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Peter Kendrick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • A. Kendrick, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Edward Kendrick, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, in 1892
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Kendrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. Kendrick, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Leamington, in 1905
  • Arthur H. Kendrick, aged 43, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1907
  • Edward R. Kendrick, aged 51, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Ellen Mary Kendrick, aged 24, who landed in America from Eastbourne, England, in 1907
  • Ethel Kendrick, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Smethwick, England, in 1907
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Kendrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kendrick Duke William U.E. (b. 1763) born in Bergin County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Grimross [Gagetown], Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1767, then Kingston, New Brunswick before relocating in 1793 to Niagara (Newark), Ontario, Canada he was a River Pilot shuttling supplies for the British Forces, then serving in various units as required, married to Susannah they had 11 children he died in active service in 1813 from pneumonia
  • Mr. Kendrick Thomas U.E. (b. 1749) who settled in Campobello, [Campobello Island], Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1821

Kendrick Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edna Pearl Kendrick, aged 29, who emigrated to Blenheim, Canada, in 1920

Kendrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Kendrick landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Kendrick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Walter Kendrick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • John Kendrick, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • James Kendrick, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
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  • Edward James "Eddie" Kendrick (1939-1992), American singer and songwriter
  • Vincent Kendrick (1952-2015), American former college and professional football player who played from 1974 to 1976
  • John Benjamin Kendrick (1857-1933), American politician, United States Senator from Wyoming (1917 to 1933)
  • Anna Kendrick (b. 1985), American Academy Award nominated actress
  • Rodney Kendrick (b. 1960), American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and producer
  • Charles S. Kendrick (1817-1863), American officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Kendrick (DD-612)
  • Kyle Rodney Kendrick (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Robert Bradley Kendrick (b. 1979), American former tennis player
  • A. T. Kendrick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928
  • Bill Kendrick, American Republican politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 8th District, 2004
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  • The Family of Kendrick, 1782-1991 by Mary Elizabeth Gunn.
  • The Kendrick Kindred by Guy Dyson.
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Citations



    Other References

    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. 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).
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. 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).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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