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Henner Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hennor in Herefordshire or Heanor in Derbyshire, named in Old English with hean (dative cases of heah ‘high’) + ofer ‘ridge’. German: patronymic from Henne 1 and 3 or a variant of Henne 2. German: habitational name from Hänner in Säckingen, Henne in Saxony, or Hennen in Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Henney, Penner, Venner, Jenner, Henne, Denner, Benner, Kenner, Hegner

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Where is the Henner family from?

You can see how Henner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Henner family living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Henner's in USA. New York and 3 other states had the highest population of Henner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Henner. 15% of Henner men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Henner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henner were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Operator
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Henner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Henner. For the veterans among your Henner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Henner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Henner in 1960 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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