Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English (chiefly West Midlands) : from the Middle English personal name Henn(e), a short form of Henry.
  • English (chiefly West Midlands) : from Middle English hen(e) ‘hen’ (Old English henn, related to hana ‘cock’), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or seller of poultry or as a nickname, perhaps for a fussy man.
  • English (chiefly West Midlands) : from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John); or a variant of Hein.
  • English (chiefly West Midlands) : variant of Henne 1 and 3.