Hansel Family History

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Hansel Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Hansel or Ansel, a pet form of Anselm (see Anselmo). English: probably of Dutch origin (see 1). German (also Hänsel): from a pet form of the personal name Hans.

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

Similar surnames: Handel, Hanzel, Hensel, Ansel, Hansen, Bandel, Hanser, Hanse, Daniel

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Hansel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hansel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hansel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hansel Family Origin

Where is the Hansel family from?

Hansel Family Occupations

What did your Hansel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hansel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Hansel's were Farmers. Farmer, F Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hansel. A less common occupation for the Hansel family was Pauper.

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  • Farmer

  • F Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Pauper


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

Hansel Historical Records

What Hansel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hansel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hansel. For the veterans among your Hansel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hansel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hansel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hansel in 1944 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hansel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansel 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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