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Hendy Family History

Hendy Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): nickname from Middle English hendy ‘courteous valiant humble’ used also as a personal name (however this may have been a pet form of Henry; see Henson ). The name was later taken to 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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Where is the Hendy family from?

You can see how Hendy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hendy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hendy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 391 Hendy families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hendy's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Hendy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hendy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 United Kingdom named Hendy. 12% of Hendy men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Hendy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hendy were Gardener and Housewife. .

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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
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Gardener
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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