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Hanssen Name Meaning

Norwegian North German Dutch Flemish and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Hans a variant of Hansen . As a Dutch and Flemish name it is particularly common in Dutch and Belgian Limburg. Compare Hansen and Hansson

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hansen, Janssen, Hansson, Jansen, Hensen, Lassen, Hanser, Harmsen

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Where is the Hanssen family from?

You can see how Hanssen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanssen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hanssen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Hanssen families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Hanssen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Hanssen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanssen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanssen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hanssen. 72% of Hanssen men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hanssen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanssen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanssen. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hanssen. For the veterans among your Hanssen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanssen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hanssen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hanssen in 1958 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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