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Hensley Family History

Hensley Name Meaning
probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + leah.possibly also a variant of Hemsley.

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

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Name Distribution of Hensley Families

  • Number of Hensley families
     258 - 514
     87 - 257
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hensley families
     61 - 119
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hensley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hensley Family Origin

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Hensley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hensley

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Hensley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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