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Hansson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Hans . Americanized form of Danish Norwegian or North German Hanssen a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Hanson, Hanssen, Jansson, Hasson, Hansen, Johansson, Larsson, Jonsson

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Where is the Hansson family from?

You can see how Hansson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hansson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hansson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 18 Hansson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 44% of all the recorded Hansson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hansson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hansson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hansson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hansson. 56% of Hansson 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
    56%
  • Mason
    23%
  • Income
    23%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hansson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansson 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansson. 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 527 military records available for the last name Hansson. For the veterans among your Hansson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hansson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hansson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hansson in 1962 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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