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Hanse Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Hansen. German: variant of Hans. German: habitational name for someone from a place called Hansen in Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Hasse, Hase, Hansel, Banse, Hans, Hansen, Hance, Hense, Hand, Hane

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Where is the Hanse family from?

You can see how Hanse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanse families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hanse families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hanse's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Hanse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanse. 21% of Hanse men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hanse women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanse were Clerk and Laborer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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What Hanse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hanse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanse. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hanse. For the veterans among your Hanse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanse lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hanse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hanse in 1957 was 55, and 90 in 2004.

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