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Hansel Family History

Hansel Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Hansel or Ansel, a pet form of Anselm (see Anselmo). English: probably of Dutch origin (see 1). German (also Hänsel): from a pet form of the personal name Hans.

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


Similar surnames: Handel, Hanzel, Hensel, Ansel, Hansen, Bandel, Hanser, Hanse, Daniel

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Where is the Hansel family from?

You can see how Hansel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hansel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hansel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Hansel families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hansel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hansel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hansel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hansel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hansel. 21% of Hansel men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Hansel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hansel were Carpenter and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hansel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hansel. For the veterans among your Hansel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hansel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hansel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hansel in 1944 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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