Henning Family History

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Henning Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: from a pet form of Hans or Heinrich. English: in part the German, Dutch, or Danish name (see 1), but possibly in some cases a variant of Scottish Hanning. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in Trøndelag. The first element is of uncertain origin, possibly from hein ‘whetstone’; the second element is from Old Norse vin ‘meadow’. Swedish: probably of the same origin as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Penning, Denning, Herring, Kenning, Helsing, Hemming, Helling, Hennig

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Henning Family Origin

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Henning Family Occupations

What did your Henning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henning. The most common Henning occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Henning's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Henning family was Sawyer.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Sawyer


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

Henning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Henning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henning 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Henning. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Henning. For the veterans among your Henning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henning Life Expectancy

What is the average Henning lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Henning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Henning in 1941 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henning 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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