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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


Similar surnames: Hemsley, Henley, Hesley, Hansley, Hunsley, Insley, Heasley, Hanley

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Hensley Family Origin

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Hensley Family Occupations

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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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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Hensley Historical Records

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Hensley Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Hensley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hensley in 1941 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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