Henney Family History

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Henney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great and Little Henny in Essex, named with Old English hean (dative case of heah ‘high’) + eg ‘island’, ‘land partly surrounded by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Henner, Henley, Hanney, Hanley, Hessey, Hensley, Tenley, Jenner

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Henney Family Origin

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Henney Family Occupations

What did your Henney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Brick Fireman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henney. A less common occupation for the Henney family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Henney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Henney's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Brick Fireman

  • Cotton Weaver


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

Henney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Henney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henney 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Henney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Henney. For the veterans among your Henney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henney Life Expectancy

What is the average Henney lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Henney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Henney in 1947 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henney 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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