Henner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Henner is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Heene, which is now part of Worthing in the county of Sussex. The surname Henner 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 Henner may also be derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Henner family
The surname Henner was first found in Sussex, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Henner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henner research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1639, 1708, 1673 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Henner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henner Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Henner has been spelled many different ways, including Hen, Henn, Henne, Heene, Hene and others.
Early Notables of the Henner 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 Henner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henner family to Ireland
Some of the Henner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henner migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Henners to arrive in North America:
Henner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Antonius Henner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- Hans Henner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767 
Henner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anton Henner, who settled in New York, NY in 1854
Contemporary Notables of the name Henner (post 1700) +
- Marilu Henner (b. 1952), American stage and screen actress/producer and best selling author
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)