Hensley Family CrestThe English surname Hensley is an habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund and the Old English term  leah meaning “ a woodland clearing,” or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from the Old English term hengest meaning “stallion.” The name is first recorded in Devon in 1455. The earliest record of the name in the New World is Jone Hensley who arrived in Virginia in 1702. Today there are approximately 50,000 bearers of the name Hensley living in the United States. 

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