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Henning Family History

Henning Name Meaning
North German, Dutch, and Danish: from a pet form of Hans or Heinrich.English: in part the German, Dutch, or Danish name (see 1), but possibly in some cases a variant of Scottish Hanning.Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in Trøndelag. The first element is of uncertain origin, possibly from hein ‘whetstone’; the second element is from Old Norse vin ‘meadow’.Swedish: probably of the same origin as 1.

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

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17,711 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Henning Families

  • Number of Henning families
     158 - 314
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Henning families
     142 - 282
     48 - 141
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Henning families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Henning Family Origin

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Henning Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Henning

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Henning Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Henning Civil War Service Records

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