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Hensell Name Meaning

habitational name from Hensall in North Yorkshire, originally named with the unattested Old English personal name Heþin or Old Scandinavian Heþinn + Old English halh ‘nook’. Huguenot surname, of unexplained origin, which was taken to England by a Protestant refugee who fled France after the Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day (24 August 1572) and settled in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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


Similar surnames: Mansell, Fennell, Ansell, Hensel, Hengel, Munsell, Hessel, Pendell

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Where is the Hensell family from?

You can see how Hensell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hensell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hensell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hensell families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hensell's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hensell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hensell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hensell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hensell. 21% of Hensell men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Hensell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hensell were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Seamstress
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hensell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensell 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 379 immigration records available for the last name Hensell. 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 611 military records available for the last name Hensell. For the veterans among your Hensell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hensell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hensell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hensell in 1958 was 54, and 58 in 2004.

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