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Henly Family History

Henly Name Meaning

English Irish (Cork) and Scottish: variant of Henley .

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

Similar surnames: Henley, Hanly, Heney, Kenly, Henry, Hanny, Fenley, Helle, Hendley

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Where is the Henly family from?

You can see how Henly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 109 Henly families living in Sussex. This was about 26% of all the recorded Henly's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Henly families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henly ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Farm Worker Heavy and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Henly. 20% of Henly men worked as a General Farm Worker Heavy and 80% of Henly women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henly were General Labourer and Unpaid House 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

  • General Farm Worker Heavy
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid House Duties
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Henly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henly 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Henly. 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 Henly. For the veterans among your Henly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Henly lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Henly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Henly in 1963 was 73, and 48 in 2004.

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