Hensel Family History

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Hensel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Hans.

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

Similar surnames: Hendel, Hansel, Hengel, Hessel, Henzel, Henkel, Sensel, Heisel

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Hensel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hensel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hensel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hensel Family Origin

Where is the Hensel family from?

Hensel Family Occupations

What did your Hensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Lumber Man and Moulder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hensel. The most common Hensel occupation in Canada was Lumber Man. 50% of Hensel's were Lumber Mans.

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  • Lumber Man

  • Moulder


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

Hensel Historical Records

What Hensel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hensel. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Hensel. For the veterans among your Hensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hensel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hensel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hensel in 1947 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hensel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hensel 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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