Hendon Family History

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Hendon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in County Durham and Middlesex. The former was named with Old English hind ‘hind’, ‘female deer’ + denu ‘valley’, and the latter with Old English hean (dative case of heah ‘high’) + dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Henton, Glendon, Bendon, Heron, Heaton, Heiden, Seddon, Heston

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Hendon Family Origin

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Hendon Family Occupations

What did your Hendon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hendon. 4% of Hendon men worked as a Gardener and 49% of Hendon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hendon were (public Works Constructors Labourer) Heavy Worker and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
    4%
  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Heavy Goods Driver Long District)
    3%
  • (public Works Constructors Labourer) Heavy Worker
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hendon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hendon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hendon 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 985 immigration records available for the last name Hendon. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hendon. For the veterans among your Hendon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hendon Life Expectancy

What is the average Hendon lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hendon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hendon in 1955 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hendon

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