MacHendrake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The background history of the name MacHendrake starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name MacHendrake is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the MacHendrake family
The surname MacHendrake 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." 
Early History of the MacHendrake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacHendrake 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 MacHendrake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacHendrake Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name MacHendrake include Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the MacHendrake 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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Migration of the MacHendrake family to Ireland
Some of the MacHendrake family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacHendrake family
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacHendrake: 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 in 1719.
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- ^ 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)