McKendryke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the McKendryke family. The name McKendryke is derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the McKendryke family
The surname McKendryke 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 McKendryke family
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McKendryke Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, McKendryke has been spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and many more.
Early Notables of the McKendryke 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...
Migration of the McKendryke family to Ireland
Some of the McKendryke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the McKendryke family
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name McKendryke: 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.