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Hensler Early Origins



The surname Hensler was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat at Furse in that shire.

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Hensler Spelling Variations


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Hensler Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hensler include Hensley, Hensleigh, Henslie, Henslea, Ensley, Ensleigh, Ensly and many more.

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Hensler Early History


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Hensler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hensler research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Hensler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hensler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hensler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hensler 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hensler or a variant listed above:

Hensler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Georg Hensler, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1787

Hensler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hensler, aged 22, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • John Charles Hensler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hensler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hensler (post 1700)



  • William Hensler, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1917
  • Jane Hensler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Hensler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hensler 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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