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  • Adele Dunlap (1902 - 2017)
    Adele was the oldest living American at one point.
  • Adelphia Henderson (c.1743 - 1813)
    Isabella Lea, b. c. 1735, King and Queen Co., VA; Lucinda Lea, b. c. 1746 St. Georges Parish, Spottsylvania Co., Va; and Adelphia (or Delphia, and speculated also as Philadelphia) b. c. 1748 St. George...
  • Adelphia Poteet (1758 - 1826)
    2. Adelphia Henderson died Sardis Church area of Wilkes County, Georgia, 25 September 1824, married Richard Poteet of Caswell County, North Carolina, and Wilkes County, GeorgiaMarried Richard Poteat.Li...
  • Agnes Henderson (1545 - 1611)
  • Agnes Wilson (1746 - 1799)
    Not the mother of Judge James Wilson Not the daughter of Cairns Harvey Henderson, I & Elizabeth Henderson Biography WILSON-BAIRD HISTORY John Wilson died 7/9- 1773- The children mentioned in hi...

About the Henderson surname

Henderson is a common Scottish and Northern Irish surname. The name is derived from patronymic form of the name Hendry, which is a Scottish form of Henry. Some Hendersons also derive their name from Henryson.[1]

The surname Henderson is borne by numerous unrelated families in Scotland. For example, the Hendersons of Fordell, in Fifeshire, were the chief Lowland family of the name. This family descended from a family of Henrysons, from Dumfriesshire. A branch of Clan Gunn also bears the name. According to tradition, this family descends from Henry Gunn, a younger son of a chief of the Gunns who lived in the 15th century. The Hendersons of Glencoe derive their surname from the Gaelic MacEanruig.

The surname was unknown in England prior to the 17th century and is first mentioned in a marriage document between one of the Borders Hendersons and the daughter of a Carlisle merchant at Hexham. The surname is rendered in Scottish Gaelic as: MacEanraig or MacEanruig (masculine), and NicEanraig or NicEanruig (feminine).