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Henri Family History

Henri Name Meaning

French and West Indian (mainly Haiti): variant of Henry

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


Similar surnames: Henry, Henrie, Hendrie, Henny, Hearn, Heare, Heart, Hehr, Hendrix

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Where is the Henri family from?

You can see how Henri families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henri family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henri families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 281 Henri families living in Quebec. This was about 82% of all the recorded Henri's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Henri families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henri surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henri ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Tropping fishing were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Henri. 35% of Henri men worked as a Cultivateur and 60% of Henri women worked as a Tropping fishing. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henri were Laborer and Institutrice. .

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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 1921

  • Cultivateur
    35%
  • Journalier
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Tropping fishing
    60%
  • Institutrice
    40%
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What Henri family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Henri. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henri 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Henri. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Henri. For the veterans among your Henri ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henri lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Henri life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Henri in 1958 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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