Henry Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Henry Name Meaning: Of Germanic origin elements haim or heim 'home' and ric 'ruler' or 'power'.

It was introduced to England by the Normans and was one of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Henry Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Henry family

Profession Census Frequency
Independent 109
Female Servant 107
Agricultural Labourer 86
Labourer 85
Male Servant 37
Shoe Maker 26
Tailor 24
Farmer 20
Ag Labourer 18
Weaver 17
Mariner 17
Dress Maker 16
Merchant 15
Publican 12
Pupil 12
Apprentice 11
Lab 11
Carpenter 10
Clerk 10
Soldier 10
Porter 10
Army 9
Pauper 9
Bleacher 9
Cotton Weaver 8

Henry Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Henry 100% 43,692
2 Henery 83% 1,875
3 Henrey 83% 369
4 Henri 80% 233
5 Hanry 80% 139

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The surname Henry is the most popular version of all its varients

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