name Henna comes from the family having resided in the parish of Heene, which is now part of Worthing in the county of Sussex
. The surname Henna belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname Henna may also be derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Henna family
The surname Henna was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Henna family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henna research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1639, 1708, 1673 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Henna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henna Spelling Variations
Henna has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hen, Henn, Henne, Heene, Hene and others.
Early Notables of the Henna family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugh Henn, page of the bedchamber to James I and Charles I, and later appointed Keeper of the Queen's Garden, Greenwich in 1639; and his son, Henry Hene (or Henn) (died 1708), an English-born judge who became Chief... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henna Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henna family to Ireland
Some of the Henna family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henna family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hennas to arrive on North American shores:
Henna Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Henna, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)