Hance Family History

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Hance Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Hann. English: plural form of Hand. Scottish: shortened form of Machans, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Aonghuis, a patronymic from the personal name Aonghus (see Angus). Compare McInnes. French: derivative of German Hans. Dutch: from an aphetic form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Hanke, Lance, Hanley, Chance, Dance, Hand, Happe, Hanse, Vance, Rance

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Hance Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hance name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hance. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Hance Family Origin

Where is the Hance family from?

Hance Family Occupations

What did your Hance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Hance's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hance. A less common occupation for the Hance family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hance ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hance Historical Records

What Hance family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Hance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hance 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hance. For the veterans among your Hance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hance Life Expectancy

What is the average Hance lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hance in 1943 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hance 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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