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Hensen Surname Meaning

Dutch North German and Danish: patronymic from the personal names Hans or Heinrich .

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

Similar surnames: Hansen, Jensen, Mensen, Hennen, Hense, Henken, Heinsen, Hengen

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Where is the Hensen family from?

You can see how Hensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hensen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 21 Hensen families living in London. This was about 49% of all the recorded Hensen's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hensen families in 1891.
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What did your Hensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Market Gardener Assisting Father and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hensen. 100% of Hensen men worked as a Market Gardener Assisting Father and 85% of Hensen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Market Gardener Assisting Father

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Machinist Goverment Khakeandle
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensen 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hensen. 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 Hensen. For the veterans among your Hensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hensen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hensen in 1945 was 45, and 64 in 2004.

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