Hensel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Hensel family
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.
Important Dates for the Hensel family
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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.
Early Notables of the Hensel family (pre 1700)
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Hensel migration to the United States
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 
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
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html