Hensen Family History

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Hensen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and Danish: patronymic from the personal names Hans or Heinrich.

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

Similar surnames: Hansen, Jensen, Mensen, Hennen, Hense, Henken, Heinsen, Hengen

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Hensen Family Origin

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Hensen Family Occupations

What did your Hensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hensen family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hensen. The most common Hensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Hensen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Hensen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensen 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hensen. 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 Hensen. For the veterans among your Hensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Hensen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hensen in 1945 was 45, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hensen 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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