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Henn Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Henn which like Hann was a pet form of Henry. Compare Henkin . English: nickname from Middle English hen(ne) ‘hen’ (Old English henn related to hana ‘cock’) for someone thought to resemble a hen in some way or perhaps from Middle English hen ‘poor man rascal’. German: from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John ); or a variant of Hein or Heinrich . German: variant of Henne 1 and

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

Similar surnames: Henne, Benn, Penn, Hunn, Genn, Hann, Fenn, Bean, Venn, Hein

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Where is the Henn family from?

You can see how Henn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 88 Henn families living in Warwickshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Henn's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Henn families in 1891.
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What did your Henn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Henn. 50% of Henn men worked as an Incapacitated and 76% of Henn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henn were Lorry Driver and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Henn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henn 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Henn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Henn. For the veterans among your Henn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Henn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Henn in 1943 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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