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Henkel Family History

Henkel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Heinkel, Henke, Kenkel, Hensel, Hengel, Hendel, Henzel, Henckel

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Where is the Henkel family from?

You can see how Henkel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henkel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henkel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Henkel families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Henkel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Henkel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henkel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Henkel. 14% of Henkel men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Henkel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henkel were Clerk and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Henkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henkel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Henkel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Henkel. For the veterans among your Henkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henkel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Henkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Henkel in 1950 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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