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Henne Family History

Henne Name Meaning

North German (Hesse): from a pet form of Hans . German: nickname or metonymic occupational name for a poultry keeper from Middle High German henne ‘hen chicken’. German: from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Henn, Henze, Henke, Senne, Hennen, Henner, Heine, Penne, Benne, Hense

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Where is the Henne family from?

You can see how Henne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Henne families living in Missouri. This was about 25% of all the recorded Henne's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Henne families in 1840.
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What did your Henne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Henne. 20% of Henne men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Henne women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henne were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Henne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henne 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Henne. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Henne. For the veterans among your Henne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Henne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Henne in 1945 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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