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Henson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Henn(e), a short form of Henry 1, Hayne (see Hain 2), or Hendy. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh (see Hampson 2).

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


Similar surnames: Hanson, Hewson, Benson, Belson, Hannon, Hanlon, Herson, Henkin

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Where is the Henson family from?

You can see how Henson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 96 Henson families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Henson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Henson families in 1911.
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What did your Henson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Henson. 49% of Henson men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Henson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henson were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    49%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 200,000 census records available for the last name Henson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henson 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Henson. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Henson. For the veterans among your Henson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Henson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Henson in 1941 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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