Hans Family History

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Hans Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a common and long-established vernacular personal name, an aphetic form of Johannes (see John). The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German or Dutch surname. Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name, from Sanskrit hamsa ‘swan’, ‘goose’, based on the name of an Arora clan.

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

Similar surnames: Han, Hanus, Haas, Hass, Hand, Hann, Jans, Hang, Hahn, Gans

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Hans Family Origin

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Hans Family Occupations

What did your Hans ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hans occupation in the UK was Baker. 11% of Hans's were Bakers. Baker, Carpenter and Coffee House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hans. A less common occupation for the Hans family was Cook Domestic.

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  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Coffee House Keeper

  • Cook Domestic


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Hans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Hans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hans 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Hans. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Hans. For the veterans among your Hans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hans Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hans in 1942 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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