Hennings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The rich and ancient history of the Hennings family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the personal name Henning or Hemming. The letters n and m were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.
Early Origins of the Hennings family
The surname Hennings was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hennings family
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Hennings Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hennings have been found, including Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.
Early Notables of the Hennings family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hennings is the 12,821st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Hennings family to Ireland
Some of the Hennings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hennings, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Hennings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hennings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century