Hendrick Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Hendrick Origin:
Germany, England

Origins of Hendrick:
Listed in Europe in some four hundred surnames spelling forms since the old times, this name is a derivative of the pre 7th-century German particular name “Heim-ric,” meaning “home rule.”  Compound names of this type, were very famous in the centuries proceeding the introduction of surnames in the 12th century, and this is a good example of the genre.  Registered in such varied spellings as Henrich, Hendrich and Henrick (German), Hendry, Henry and Henryson (English and Scottish), Aimeric, Enric and Henric (French-Provencal), Hendrick, Hendrik, and Hendrickson (Flemish), Jendircke, Gendricke, Jina, and Jindrick (Czech & Slavonic), the Spanish Enriques, and the Hungarian Jendrassik, the name, as a first name, was most famous in England, no less than eight kings being so-called, but as a surname the name is most popular in Northern Europe.  In Ireland, the surname has two possible derivatives.  The first is from the 12th century Norman settlers originally called FitzHenry, the second and most likely, is as an anglicised form of the Gaelic “O’Inneirghe,” which has the unique meaning of “The descendant of the abandoned one.”  Early examples of the surname record derived from authentic charters of the period include John Fitz Henrie in the Calender of Inquisition, London, in the year 1346, Genetiv de Heinrich of Fritzlar, Germany, in 1335, and John Hendrie of Cornwall, England, in the year 1359.

More common variations are: Henderick, Hendricke, Heindrick, Hendrieck, Hendreick, Hendricko, Hendricky, Henedrick, Heandrick, Hendrrick.

The surname Hendrick first appeared in Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times, some say well before the Norman Invasion and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 AD.

Many of the people with surname Hendrick had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Hendrick landed in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th.  Some of the people with the name Hendrick who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Lidia Hendrick, who landed in Maryland in 1667.

People with the surname Hendrick who landed in the United States in the 18th century included Hance Hendrick, who landed in Virginia in 1701.  Mary Catharina Hendrick arrived in New York in 1711.  James Hendrick, who landed in Maryland in 1716.  Johan Hendrick, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733.  Jacob Hendrick arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733.

The following century saw more Hendrick surnames arrive.  Some of the people with the surname Hendrick who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Eliza Hendrick, who landed in New York, NY in 1816.  John Hendrick, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821.  Gustave Hendrick, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1849.  R Hendrick, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850.  Francis Hendrick, who arrived in Arkansas in 1869.

People with the surname Hendrick settled in Canada in the 19th century.  Some of the individuals with the surname Hendrick who came to Canada in the 19th century included Ms. Mary Hendrick, aged 20 who moved to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship “Bee” departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847.

Some of the individuals with the surname Hendrick who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Thomas Hendrick, a shoemaker, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Hendrick:
United States 9,917; South Africa 1,388; England 1,032; Ireland 868; Belgium 572; Canada 471; Tanzania 401; Sri Lanka 391; Malaysia 354; Ghana 320.

Notable People:
Burton J. Hendrick (1858–1936), was an American biographer.
George Hendrick (born 1949), is an American baseball player.
Harvey Hendrick (1897–1941), was an American baseball player.
Hendrick Tejonihokarawa (c. 1660 – c. 1735), was a Mohawk leader, one of the “Four Mohawk Kings.”
Hendrick Theyanoguin (1692–1755), was a Mohawk leader usually conflated with Hendrick Tejonihokarawa.
Howard Hendrick (date of birth unknown), was an American leader.
Jeff Hendrick (born 1992), is an Irish professional football player.
John Kerr Hendrick (1849–1921), was an American politician.
Kenny Hendrick (born 1969), is an American race car driver.
Mark Hendrick (born 1958), is a British politician.
Mike Hendrick (born 1948), is an English cricket player.
Paul Hendrick (born 1956), is a Canadian radio sportscaster.
Ray Hendrick (1929–1990), was an American race car driver.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(granted by Hawkins, Ulster, 1703, to John Hendrick, Sheriff of the City of Dublin, descended from a family of that name in Brabant). Az. three leopards’ faces or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a crescent gu.

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