Henderson Family History

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Henderson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

Similar surnames: Enderson, Anderson, Sanderson, Fenderson, Ingerson, Mendelson

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Henderson Family Origin

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Henderson Family Occupations

What did your Henderson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Henderson. 33% of Henderson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Henderson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henderson were Carpenter and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Income

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

Henderson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Henderson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henderson 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 210,000 immigration records available for the last name Henderson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 225,000 military records available for the last name Henderson. For the veterans among your Henderson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henderson Life Expectancy

What is the average Henderson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Henderson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Henderson in 1941 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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