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Henny Name Meaning

German: variant of Henni a cognate of Henne . In North America this surname is also an altered form of another cognate Hennig . English: variant of Henney . Dutch: altered form of Swiss German Hänni (see Hanni ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Henne, Jenny, Henry, Hanny, Heiny, Henn, Bonny, Jenni, Henke, Benn

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Where is the Henny family from?

You can see how Henny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henny family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henny families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 93 Henny families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Henny's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Henny families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henny ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Henny. 50% of Henny men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Henny women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henny were Builder Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Builder Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Henny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henny 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Henny. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Henny. For the veterans among your Henny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henny lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Henny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Henny in 1962 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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