Hennis Family History

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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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Hennis Family Origin

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Hennis Family Occupations

What did your Hennis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hennis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Hennis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hennis family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hennis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming


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Hennis Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hennis Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hennis 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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