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Hennis Family History

Hennis Name Meaning

Possibly a hypercorrected form of Irish Ennis. Dutch: patronymic from Hennig.

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


Similar surnames: Tennis, Hennies, Bennis, Kennis, Hennes, Dennis, Hennig, Hennen

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Where is the Hennis family from?

You can see how Hennis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hennis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hennis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Hennis families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Hennis's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hennis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hennis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hennis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hennis. 41% of Hennis men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Hennis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hennis were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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
    41%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hennis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hennis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hennis. 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 Hennis. For the veterans among your Hennis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hennis lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hennis in 1951 was 62, and 74 in 2004.

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