Henriksen Family History

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Henriksen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Henrik (see Henry 1).

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

Similar surnames: Hendriksen, Henrichsen, Eriksen, Ericksen, Henricks, Hinrichsen

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Henriksen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Henriksen name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Henriksen Family Origin

Where is the Henriksen family from?

Henriksen Family Occupations

What did your Henriksen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Henriksen occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Henriksen's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Henriksen family was Laborer. Blacksmith, Farmer and Feed Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henriksen.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Feed Store

  • Laborer


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

Henriksen Historical Records

What Henriksen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Henriksen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henriksen 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Henriksen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Henriksen. For the veterans among your Henriksen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henriksen Life Expectancy

What is the average Henriksen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Henriksen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Henriksen in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henriksen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henriksen 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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