The surname Henderson is of Scottish origin.It is a distinctively Scottish name.The name signifies the son of Henry.It is chiefly a Scottish variation of the given name Henry,derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ‘heim’ home and ‘ric’ power.The given name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Henri.During the Middle Ages the name became extremely popular in England and was borne by eight kings;a record not equalled until the 20th century when Edward caught up.The Latin form of the name being Henricus,the German Heinrich,and the French Henri.The Hendersons were one of the lesser riding clans of the Scottish Borders,who lived by a particular social system,the economy of which was sustained by the rustling of cattle and livestock.They held Glencoe for more than three hundred years before Robert the Bruce.The Hendersons remained as hereditary pipers to MacIain and the last chief of the name,Big Henderson of the Chanters,who was killed by the Campbells in the Glencoe massac… Coat of arms: Gules three piles issuing from the sinister or, a chief …
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