In ancient Scotland
, the ancestors of the MacHendries family were part of a tribe called the Picts
. The name MacHendries is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the MacHendries family
The surname MacHendries 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.
Early History of the MacHendries family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacHendries research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early MacHendries History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacHendries Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. MacHendries has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the MacHendries family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacHendries family to Ireland
Some of the MacHendries family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 142 words (10 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 MacHendries family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name MacHendries: 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