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Henzel Family History

Henzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of either Heinrich (in part an altered spelling of an eastern German pet form, Heintschel) or Johannes (see John). German: variant of Hendel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hensel.

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


Similar surnames: Hendel, Hengel, Hetzel, Wenzel, Menzel, Henze, Hensel, Hanzel, Henkel

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Where is the Henzel family from?

You can see how Henzel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henzel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henzel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Henzel family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Henzel's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Henzel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henzel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Henzel. 24% of Henzel men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Henzel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henzel were Proprietor and Printer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Typist
    13%
  • Printer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Henzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henzel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Henzel. 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 Cards

There are 934 military records available for the last name Henzel. For the veterans among your Henzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henzel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Henzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Henzel in 1949 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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