Hanscom Family History

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Hanscom Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Hanscomb(e), from Hanscombe End in Shillington, Bedfordshire, named from an Old English personal name Han (from Old English han ‘(boundary) stone’) + camp ‘enclosed land’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bascom, Francom, Ransom, Anson, Hanson, Hancox, Anselm, Hannon

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Hanscom Family Origin

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Hanscom Family Occupations

What did your Hanscom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanscom. The most common Hanscom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hanscom's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hanscom family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hanscom ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hanscom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hanscom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanscom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 928 immigration records available for the last name Hanscom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hanscom. For the veterans among your Hanscom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanscom Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanscom lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hanscom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hanscom in 1942 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanscom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanscom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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