Hensle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hensle family

The surname Hensle was first found in Devon at Hensley, but we must look far to the north in Yorkshire to find the first listing of the family. For it is there that John de Henselay was listed in the Subsidy Rolls in 1297. [1]

Early History of the Hensle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hensle research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1510, 1600, 1080, 1163, 1455, 1487, 1616 and 1540 are included under the topic Early Hensle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hensle 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 Hensle have been found, including Hensley, Hensleigh, Henslie, Henslea, Ensley, Ensleigh, Ensly and many more.

Early Notables of the Hensle family (pre 1700)

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United States Hensle migration to the United States +

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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hensle, or a variant listed above:

Hensle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Henrich Hensle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)


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