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Anglicized form of Irish Mac Éinrí, a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the personal name Henry.


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McHenry (countable and uncountable, plural McHenrys)

  1. (countable) A surname from Irish.
  2. (uncountable) A placename, from the surname:
    1. An unincorporated community in Stanislaus County, California, United States.
    2. A city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States.
    3. A city and town in Ohio County, Kentucky, United States.
    4. An unincorporated community in Garrett County, Maryland, United States.
    5. An unincorporated community in Stone County, Mississippi, United States.
    6. A city and village in Foster County, North Dakota, United States.
    7. An unincorporated community in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, McHenry is the 3082nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 11660 individuals. McHenry is most common among White (76.81%) and Black/African American (16.96%) individuals.

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