The surname Hendricks is of English origin. It is a anglicization of the Dutch and Scandinavian name Hendrik ( Henrik ); Henry. The name is derived from the Germanic personal name composed of the elements ‘haim, heim’ home and ‘ric’ power. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form of Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became extremely popular in England and was borne by eight kings, a record not equalled until the twentieth century, when Edward caught up. Continental forms of the name were equally popular such as; Heinrich (German), Henri (France), and Jindrich (Czech). In its various European and its Latin form ( Henricus ) it has been borne by six kings of France and four kings of Castile and Leon. Heny the Fowler ( 876-936 ) Duke of Saxony, was elected King of the Germans and became the first of a long succession of bearers of the name to rule in central Europe. The surname is simply from the Old French ‘Henri’ with an intrusive -d. The surname dates back to the eleventh century were a Hendricus is recorded in historical archiv… Coat of arms: Azure three leopards …
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