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Hensel is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the settlement of Henshaw in Northumberland, or in the settlement of Henshaw in Prestbury, which is in the county of Cheshire. The surname Hensel belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hensel Early Origins



The surname Hensel was first found in Cheshire 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.

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Hensel Spelling Variations


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Hensel Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hensel has been recorded under many different variations, including Henshaw, Henshall, Henshawe and others.

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Hensel Early History


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Hensel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hensel research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1628, 1673, 1663, 1608, 1679, 1663, 1618 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hensel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hensel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hensel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hensel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hensel or a variant listed above:

Hensel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Wendel Hensel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Michel Hensel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Christian Tobias Hensel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Hensel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Hensel, who landed in North America in 1838
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Hensel, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Carl Hensel, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Eugene A Hensel, who landed in Minnesota in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hensel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hensel (post 1700)



  • Karen Hensel (b. 1948), American film and television actress
  • Bruce Hensel, American Emmy Award-winning medical, health and science reporter
  • M. W. Hensel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916
  • George W. Hensel Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • Edward R. Hensel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1952
  • Clarence Hensel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • Paul Hugo Hensel (1860-1930), German philosopher
  • Kurt Wilhelm Sebastian Hensel (1861-1941), German mathematician and professor at the University of Marburg until 1930

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hensel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hensel 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 January 2016 at 13:14.

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