Hendy Family History

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Hendy Name Meaning

English (mainly West Country): nickname for a pleasant and affable man, from Middle English hende ‘courteous’, ‘kind’, ‘gentle’. Hendy was also sometimes used as a personal name in the Middle Ages and some examples of the surname may derive from this rather than from the nickname. The surname is also found in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Henry, Hendry, Handy, Bendy, Eddy, Herd, Denby, Fendt, Denny, Candy

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Hendy Family Origin

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Hendy Family Occupations

What did your Hendy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hendy. 3% of Hendy men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Hendy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hendy were Gardener and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant

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

Hendy Historical Records

What Hendy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Hendy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hendy 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hendy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hendy. For the veterans among your Hendy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hendy Life Expectancy

What is the average Hendy lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hendy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hendy in 1960 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hendy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hendy 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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