Hanson Family History

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Hanson Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands and northern England, especially Yorkshire): patronymic from Hann or the byname Hand. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh (see Hampson 2). Irish: variant of McKittrick. Respelling of Scandinavian Hansen or Hansson. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the female personal name Hanna.

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

Similar surnames: Henson, Manson, Hannon, Hasson, Hanlon, Anson, Ranson, Janson, Ganson

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Hanson Family Origin

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Hanson Family Occupations

What did your Hanson 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 Hanson. 8% of Hanson men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Hanson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanson were Dairy Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Hanson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 840,000 census records available for the last name Hanson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanson 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 120,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanson. 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 109,000 military records available for the last name Hanson. For the veterans among your Hanson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hanson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hanson in 1940 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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