Hensen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished German surname Hensen is derived from the personal name "Hans," meaning "Jehovah has favored," and refers to "a son of Hans."

Early Origins of the Hensen family

The surname Hensen was first found in Prussia and Denmark, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the Hensen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hensen research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1722, and 1741 are included under the topic Early Hensen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hensen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hansen, Hanson, Ansen and others.

Early Notables of the Hensen family (pre 1700)

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Hensen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hensen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Hen Eberhart Hensen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Hensen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • J. Hensen, aged 25, originally from Sailors Home, Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Johanes Hensen, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Jens Hensen, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "United States" from Copenhagen, Denmark [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hensen (post 1700)

  • Rex T. Hensen, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1938 [5]
  • Viktor Hensen (1835-1924), German physiologist, noted for his research in embryology and his studies of the sense organs

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QG-N3T : 6 December 2014), J. Hensen, 06 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-SZK : 6 December 2014), Johanes Hensen, 04 Jul 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WP-DM9 : 6 December 2014), Jens Hensen, 25 Aug 1919; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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