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Where did the Scottish McKendree family come from? What is the Scottish McKendree family crest and coat of arms? When did the McKendree family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKendree family history?

The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the McKendree family lived. The name McKendree comes from the personal name Henry.

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Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. McKendree has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.

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.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early McKendree Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the McKendree 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.

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In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name McKendree: 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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The McKendree Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKendree Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:39.

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