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The ancient roots of the Henshall family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Henshall comes from when the family 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 Henshall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Henshall Early Origins



The surname Henshall 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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Henshall Spelling Variations


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Henshall 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 Henshall has appeared include Henshaw, Henshall, Henshawe and others.

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Henshall Early History


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Henshall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henshall 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 Henshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henshall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henshall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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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 Henshall arrived in North America very early:

Henshall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Henshall, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Henshall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henshall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Minnie Henshall, aged 18, who settled in America from Macclesfield, in 1892
  • Percy Henshall, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Macclesfield, in 1894

Henshall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William J. Henshall, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Tullamore, Ireland, in 1906
  • Thomas Henshall, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Hazel Grove, England, in 1907
  • John Henshall, aged 74, who landed in America from Ripon, England., in 1909
  • Charles Henshall, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Manchester, England, in 1913
  • William Henshall, aged 34, who landed in America from London, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henshall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Amy M.B. Henshall, aged 44, who emigrated to Owen Sound, Canada, in 1924
  • Henry Henshall, aged 44, who settled in Owen Sound, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henshall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henshall (post 1700)



  • James Alexander Henshall (1836-1925), American author
  • Michael Henshall (b. 1928), English Church of England bishop
  • James Cecil Henshall (1907-1969), English footballer
  • Horace Vincent Henshall (1889-1951), English footballer
  • Hugh Henshall (1734-1816), English civil engineer, noted for his work on canals
  • John Henry Henshall (1856-1928), English artist
  • Scott Henshall (b. 1975), British fashion designer
  • Valentine Ruth "Ruthie" Henshall (b. 1967), British singer, dancer and actress
  • Paul Henshall (b. 1977), British actor
  • Douglas James Henshall (b. 1965), Scottish actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Henshall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henshall 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.

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