Hensel Family History

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Hensel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Hans.

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


Similar surnames: Hendel, Hansel, Hengel, Hessel, Henzel, Henkel, Sensel, Heisel

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Hensel Family Origin

Where is the Hensel family from?

Hensel Family Occupations

What did your Hensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hensel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Hensel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hensel. A less common occupation for the Hensel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Hensel Historical Records

What Hensel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Hensel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hensel. 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 Hensel. For the veterans among your Hensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hensel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hensel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hensel in 1947 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hensel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hensel 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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