Henson Family History

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Henson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Henn(e), a short form of Henry 1, Hayne (see Hain 2), or Hendy. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh (see Hampson 2).

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

Similar surnames: Hanson, Hewson, Benson, Belson, Hannon, Hanlon, Herson, Henkin

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Henson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Henson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Henson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Henson Family Origin

Where is the Henson family from?

Henson Family Occupations

What did your Henson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Henson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Henson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Henson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Henson Historical Records

What Henson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 200,000 census records available for the last name Henson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henson 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Henson. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Henson. For the veterans among your Henson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henson Life Expectancy

What is the average Henson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Henson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Henson in 1941 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henson 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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