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Henderson/McKendrick Surname?

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Henderson/McKendrick Surname?

Posted: 1382209565000
Classification: Query
Hi all,

Can anyone help me understand why my Henderson ancestors seem to have used both the Henderson and McKendrick surnames? I can trace my family back to NC or SC in by around 1784, when Henry (Archibald?) Henderson was born. His family came from Scotland, possibly by way of France, around the time of the Revolutionary War. I found someone who may be his father but he went by McKendrick rather than Henderson. For some reason all his children seem to have used Henderson as their surname. How would the decision have been made? Was there some sort of rule? Or am I on completely the wrong track? If Henry Henderson's father went by McKendrick that would explain why Henry seems to come out of nowhere in the early 1800s. My Henry died in Haywood County, NC, where he evidently ran a mill near what is now Canton, NC. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! -- Stephanie Henderson Frady
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