When Rev George Washington Henning was born on 5 January 1830, in Paris, Stark, Ohio, United States, his father, Abrabam Henning, was 24 and his mother, Susanna Bair, was 21. He married Maria Louisa Longshore on 10 November 1859, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Canton Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Osnaburg, Osnaburg Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 24 October 1902, in Osnaburg Township, Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Louisville Village, Stark, Ohio, United States.
German and Danish: from a pet form of the personal name Hans or Heinrich . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Johannes (see John ) or Hendrick (see Henry ).
English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Henning, possibly a pet form of Old English Hēahnōth (from hēah ‘high, noble’ + nōth ‘daring’) by means of a short form Henn(a) + the hypocoristic suffix -ing.