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Henley Family History

Henley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of heah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Others, for example one near Ludlow in Shropshire, have as their first element Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’. Others still, for example those in Somerset and Surrey, are ambiguous between the two possibilities.In Ireland, Henley is used for Hennelly, and sometimes for Hanley.Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Henle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Henley Families

  • Number of Henley families
     106 - 209
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Henley families
     345 - 687
     116 - 344
     1 - 115
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Henley families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Henley Family Origin

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Henley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Henley

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Henley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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