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Hense Family History

Hense Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Hans.

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


Similar surnames: Henne, Henze, Heyse, Hensen, Hanse, Heese, Heise, Henke, Honse, Hesse

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Where is the Hense family from?

You can see how Hense families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hense family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hense families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hense family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hense's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Hense families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hense surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hense ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hense. 27% of Hense men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Hense women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hense were Fireman and Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Fireman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Beauty Operator
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hense. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hense 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 Hense. 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 Hense. For the veterans among your Hense ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hense lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hense life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hense in 1958 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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