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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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Where is the Hensel family from?

You can see how Hensel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hensel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hensel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Hensel families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Hensel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hensel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hensel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hensel. 14% of Hensel men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hensel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hensel were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 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 Cards

There are 8,000 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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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.

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