The saga of the Kendrix family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the
. The Kendrix name is derived from the
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kendrix research.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Kendrix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Kendrix has appeared Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kendrix: Daniel and James Hendrie arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; Joe Hendry settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Hendry settled in Barbados in 1669; Robert Hendry settled in New Hampshire