MacKendry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the MacKendry family lived. The name MacKendry comes from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the MacKendry family
The surname MacKendry 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.
Important Dates for the MacKendry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKendry research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1183, 1282, 1700, 1685 and are included under the topic Early MacKendry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacKendry Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. MacKendry has been written Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the MacKendry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKendry family to Ireland
Some of the MacKendry 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 MacKendry family
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacKendry: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name MacKendry (post 1700)
- George N. MacKendry, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940 
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