Hansen Family History

Meaning of surname: Hansen

Hansen Danish pronunciation: [ˈhænsnÌ©] is a Swedish Danish-Norwegian-Faroese patronymic surname, literally meaning son of Hans. It is the third most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 4.3% of the population.[1]Hansen is the single most common surname in Norway, not counting spelling variations such as Hanssen, which are also quite common.[2] In the Faroe Islands Hansen is the second most common surname, while in the North German federal states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg Hansen is the third and fifth most common surname, respectively.[3] In Sweden the parallel form is Hansson. The frequent occurrences of Hansen as a surname outside Denmark,[4]Norway and Schleswig-Holstein is due to immigration, though immigrants to English-speaking countries often changed the spelling to match the English lastname: Hanson in order to accommodate English orthographic rules.

We found 2,106,018 Genealogy and Family History Records for Hansen in our Newspaper Archive.

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41,286 Pictures of Obituaries
5,422 Government Documents
3 Historical Books
56,756 Social Security Death Records

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