Henn Family History

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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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Henn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Henn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Henn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Henn Family Origin

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Henn Family Occupations

What did your Henn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Henn family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henn. The most common Henn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Henn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Henn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Henn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Henn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Henn Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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