Henderson Tartan & Clan

Henderson’s can claim descent from a King of the Picts and down through five unique bloodlines evolving from the regions of Caithness, Fordell, Glencoe, Shetlands/Liddesdale and Ulster. Henderson’s from the Glencoe region have strong ties to the MacDonald Clan and were renowned as pipers and bodyguards to the Glencoe MacDonald Chief (MacIan). Henderson’s from the Caithness region have ties to the Clan Gunn.

Clan Henderson Crest & Motto

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"Sola virtus nobilitat"

Virtue alone ennobles
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Henderson TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Henderson NAME MEAN?
Son of Henry

WHERE DOES THE Henderson CLAN HAIL FROM?
The clan's historical seat is at Fordell Castle in Fife.

Henderson, Henry and Hendry are names so closely tied and so widespread it is not possible to determine one single line as being the first. Through its Gaelic translation into English, the name MacKendrick is revealed as another variation of Henderson. The Henderson's war cry is "The Henderson's Are Here!"