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The ancient roots of the Henness family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Henness comes from when the family lived in the parish of Heene, which is now part of Worthing in the county of Sussex. The surname Henness 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 Henness may also be derived from the personal name Henry.

Henness Early Origins



The surname Henness was first found in Sussex, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Henness Spelling Variations


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Henness Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Henness has appeared include Hen, Henn, Henne, Heene, Hene and others.

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Henness Early History


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Henness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henness research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1639, 1708, 1673 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Henness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henness Early Notables (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 Henness Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henness In Ireland


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Henness In Ireland



Some of the Henness 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.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Henness arrived in North America very early:

Henness Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ethie Henness, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1910
  • P. J. Henness, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Peter Henness, aged 55, who settled in America, in 1910
  • George Henness, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henness (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henness (post 1700)



  • Louise A. Henness, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 1968

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Henness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henness Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 13:20.

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