Hensell Family History
Hensell Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from Hensall (Yorkshire) from the Old Norse personal name Hethinn (genitive Hethinns) + Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’. of French origin but unexplained etymology. It was taken to England by a Huguenot refugee who fled France after the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew's Day (24 August 1572) and settled in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press