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Hendry Family History

Hendry Name Meaning

Scottish (central and northeast Scotland) and English: variant of Henry with intrusive d. In Scotland this surname is common in the Ayrshire and Fife districts. In northern Ireland it usually comes from the Scottish variant Hendrie though some examples of the name may be from the Irish name at Henry

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Henry, Hendy, Andry, Henery, Pendry, Henley, Hendron, Hendel, Hendrix

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Where is the Hendry family from?

You can see how Hendry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hendry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hendry families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 210 Hendry families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Hendry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hendry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hendry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hendry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hendry. 42% of Hendry men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hendry women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hendry were Laborer and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Student
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Income
    11%
  • Nurse
    8%
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What Hendry family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Hendry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hendry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Hendry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Hendry. For the veterans among your Hendry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hendry lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hendry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hendry in 1943 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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