Hensell Family History
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