Hansen Family History

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Hansen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans.

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


Similar surnames: Hanssen, Jansen, Hensen, Hanser, Hannen, Hansel, Hanse, Hanson

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Hansen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hansen name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Norway

    10%

  • Sweden

    9%

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Hansen Family Origin

Where is the Hansen family from?

Hansen Family Occupations

What did your Hansen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmer School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hansen. A less common occupation for the Hansen family was Tailor. The most common Hansen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Hansen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Going To School

    11%
  • Farmer School

    8%
  • Tailor

    8%

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

Hansen Historical Records

What Hansen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 553,000 census records available for the last name Hansen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansen 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 377,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansen. 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 117,000 military records available for the last name Hansen. For the veterans among your Hansen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansen Life Expectancy

What is the average Hansen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hansen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hansen in 1940 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hansen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansen 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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