Henderson Family History

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Henderson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

Similar surnames: Enderson, Anderson, Sanderson, Fenderson, Ingerson, Mendelson

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Henderson Family Origin

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Henderson Family Occupations

What did your Henderson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henderson. The most common Henderson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Henderson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Henderson family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Henderson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Henderson Historical Records

What Henderson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Henderson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henderson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 210,000 immigration records available for the last name Henderson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 225,000 military records available for the last name Henderson. For the veterans among your Henderson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henderson Life Expectancy

What is the average Henderson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Henderson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Henderson in 1941 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henderson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henderson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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