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Hendon Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more places so named such as Hendon (Middlesex) Henden in Sundridge Handen in Aldington a lost Henden in Woodchurch (all Kent) a lost Hendon in Hellingly (Sussex) and Hendon in Luffincott (Devon). There is also a place of this name in Durham but this is probably not a source of the modern surname. The Kent and Sussex placenames derive from Old English hēan dative form of hēah ‘high’ + denn ‘pasture’ while the other placenames come from Old English hēan + dūn ‘hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Henton, Glendon, Bendon, Heron, Heaton, Heiden, Seddon, Heston

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Where is the Hendon family from?

You can see how Hendon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hendon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hendon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Hendon families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Hendon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hendon families in 1911.
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What did your Hendon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hendon. 24% of Hendon men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Hendon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hendon were Salesman and Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 985 immigration records available for the last name Hendon. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hendon. For the veterans among your Hendon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hendon lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hendon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hendon in 1955 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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