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 Family Origin

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Hansen Family Occupations

What did your Hansen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hansen. 19% of Hansen men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Hansen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hansen were Old Age Pensioner and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Fisherman
  • Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Servant

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

Hansen Historical Records

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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 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 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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