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Henderson family page

This surname has its origins in Scotland and arrived in Jersey in the 18th century


Jane Elizabeth Henderson in the 1950s, born in Jersey in 1923, the daughter of Dr Hamilton Henderson and Dorothy, nee Hooley. The family also lived in Guernsey

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Origins of surname

An old Scottish name, meaning 'son of Hendry', which was a Scottish variant of Henry, which is ultimately derived from the Germanic personal name Haimric, composed of home and power, via the French 'Henri'. So this is effectively a variant of Harrison, although in Jersey the two families are quite distinct.

Early records

The first record of a Henderson baptism in Jersey was in 1771 in St Helier.


  • Henderson
  • Harrison, a separate family in Jersey

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms




Great War service

  • Clarence Gerald Henderson (1895- ) (St H) son of Fannie, Driver RFA


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Henderson family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • James Henderson of St Helier, doctor of medicine, Inspetor General of Army hospitals Relates that his father, John Henderson, partly conveyed to the testator heritable subjects in Kent Street, King Street and Claythorne Street, Burgh of Glasgow in trust - 20 March 1871, D/Y/A/35
  • Samuel Henderson, Hillside, Wellington Road, St Saviour - 29 June 1923, D/Y/A/83
  • William Henderson, Edinburgh, now of Le Picachon, Trinity - 28 September 1895, D/Y/A/54

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