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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

Similar surnames: Mansell, Fennell, Ansell, Hensel, Hengel, Munsell, Hessel, Pendell

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Where is the Hensell family from?

You can see how Hensell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hensell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hensell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Hensell families living in Alberta. This was about 64% of all the recorded Hensell's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Hensell families in 1911.
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What did your Hensell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hensell. 100% of Hensell men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hensell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensell 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 379 immigration records available for the last name Hensell. 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 611 military records available for the last name Hensell. For the veterans among your Hensell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hensell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hensell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hensell in 1958 was 54, and 58 in 2004.

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