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Hensley Name Meaning

probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + leah. possibly also a variant of Hemsley.

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

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Hensley Family Origin

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Hensley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hensley. The most common Hensley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Hensley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hensley family was Keeping House.

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Hensley Life Expectancy

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