Hendrie Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Origins of Hendrie:
The Picts of old Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Hendrie family. The name Hendrie acquired from the personal name Henry. Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, authors spelled according to sound. Spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Hendrie has spelled Hendry, Hendrie, MacHendry, MacHendrick, MacKendrick and much more.
More common variations are: Hendarie, Hendre, Hendri, Hendrey, Hendari, Hendrio, Hendree, Hendrea, Henndre, Hendria.
The surname Hendrie first appeared in Fife, where they held a family seat from old times. Some say well before the Norman Invasion and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 AD.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Hendrie landed in the United States in the 19th century. Some of the people with the name Hendrie who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Daniel Hendrie, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) Division, Pennsylvania in the year 1856. William Watson Hendrie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in the year 1856. Daniel and James Hendrie arrived in Philadelphia in the same year 1858. Archibald Hendrie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) Division, Pennsylvania in the year 1874.
Some of the individuals with the surname Hendrie who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Mary Hendrie, a Scottish prisoner from Glasgow, who brought aboard the “Arnphitrite” in August 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia.
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
Bendy of eight erm. and gu. Crest—A demi cupid, holding in the dexter hand a torch ppr.