Hensell Family History

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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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Hensell Family Origin

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Hensell Family Occupations

What did your Hensell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hensell family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hensell. The most common Hensell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hensell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House

  • Retired Farmer


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Hensell Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hensell Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hensell 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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