Hensley Family History

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Hensley Name Meaning

probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + leah. possibly also a variant of Hemsley.

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


Similar surnames: Hemsley, Henley, Hesley, Hansley, Hunsley, Insley, Heasley, Hanley

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Hensley Family Origin

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Hensley Family Occupations

What did your Hensley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hensley. 3% of Hensley men worked as a Bricklayer and 41% of Hensley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hensley were Farm Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Carpenter
    2%
  • Farm Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    41%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%

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

Hensley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Hensley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hensley 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 Hensley. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Hensley. For the veterans among your Hensley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hensley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hensley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hensley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hensley in 1941 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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