Hansell Family History

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Hansell Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): variant spelling of Hansel. In some cases probably a respelling of Hansel 1 or 3.

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

Similar surnames: Halsell, Hansel, Munsell, Hessell, Sandell, Randell, Daniell, Angell

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Hansell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hansell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hansell. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hansell Family Origin

Where is the Hansell family from?

Hansell Family Occupations

What did your Hansell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Jeweler and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hansell. The most common Hansell occupation in Canada was Jeweler. 50% of Hansell's were Jewelers.

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  • Jeweler

  • Laborer


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

Hansell Historical Records

What Hansell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Hansell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansell 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 Hansell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hansell. For the veterans among your Hansell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansell Life Expectancy

What is the average Hansell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hansell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hansell in 1951 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hansell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansell 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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