Mchenry Family History

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Mchenry Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the personal name Henry. Compare McKendrick.

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

Similar surnames: Henry, Mcsherry, Mcneary, Mcenery, Mcenroe, Mchaney, Mcgorry, Merry

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Mchenry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mchenry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mchenry. 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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Mchenry Family Origin

Where is the Mchenry family from?

Mchenry Family Occupations

What did your Mchenry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mchenry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Mchenry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mchenry family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mchenry.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Mchenry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Mchenry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mchenry 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mchenry. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Mchenry. For the veterans among your Mchenry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mchenry Life Expectancy

What is the average Mchenry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mchenry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mchenry in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mchenry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mchenry 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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