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The HENN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,643 8351 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 777 6738 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2866 -1613 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 52 24738 0.000 3
United Kingdom 353 11422 0.001 8
Top States for HENN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 311 6281 0.002 16
Ohio 286 4924 0.003 25
Pennsylvania 273 5624 0.002 22
Wisconsin 249 2992 0.005 46
California 234 11077 0.001 7
Top States for HENN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 135 1511 0.008 79
Wisconsin 249 2992 0.005 46
Iowa 96 4543 0.003 33
Indiana 180 4348 0.003 30
Wyoming 14 5064 0.003 28


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HENN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HENN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HENN in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HENN by picking someone at random in Nebraska than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HENN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HENN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HENN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HENN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 61 1.67
Mixed Race 57 1.56
Black/African American 44 1.21
Asian/Pacific 23 0.63
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.16
White (Caucasian) 3,452 94.76

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HENN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HENN in historical publications

HENN. The L-ish family derive from an English one written Henne, but anciently Hene, and the name seems to have been originally derived from Hene now Heene, a hamlet or extinct parish, near Worthing, co. Sussex. A William de Hene is mentioned in Domesd., as holding of William de Braose in the immediate vicinity. There are Le Hens and Fil' Hens in H.R.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HENN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HENN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HENN

The following words are slight variants of HENN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.