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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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Healey, Hensley, Hesley, Kenley, Hedley, Tenley, Henney

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Henley Family Origin

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Henley Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henley. A less common occupation for the Henley family was Farming. The most common Henley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Henley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Henley Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Henley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Henley in 1944 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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