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Henn Name Meaning

from the Middle English personal name Henn(e), a short form of Henry. from Middle English hen(e) ‘hen’ (Old English henn, related to hana ‘cock’), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or seller of poultry or as a nickname, perhaps for a fussy man. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John); or a variant of Hein. German: variant of Henne 1 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Henne, Benn, Penn, Hunn, Genn, Hann, Fenn, Bean, Venn, Hein

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Where is the Henn family from?

You can see how Henn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Henn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Henn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Henn families in 1840.
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What did your Henn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Henn. 19% of Henn men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Henn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henn were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Henn. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Henn. For the veterans among your Henn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Henn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Henn in 1943 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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