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Hanson Family History

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

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103,603 Military Records
110,086 Immigration Records
780,086 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hanson Families

  • Number of Hanson families
     1,761 - 3,520
     588 - 1,760
     1 - 587
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hanson families
     2,284 - 4,566
     762 - 2,283
     1 - 761
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hanson families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hanson Family Origin

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Hanson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hanson

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Hanson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hanson census records

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Hanson Civil War Service Records

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