Hans Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a common and long-established vernacular personal name, an aphetic form of Johannes (see John). The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German or Dutch surname. Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name, from Sanskrit hamsa ‘swan’, ‘goose’, based on the name of an Arora clan.

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


Similar surnames: Han, Hanus, Haas, Hass, Hand, Hann, Jans, Hang, Hahn, Gans

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Hans Family Origin

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Hans Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Hans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hans's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hans. A less common occupation for the Hans family was Carpenter.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Hans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hans in 1942 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hans

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