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Hanser Name Meaning

South German: patronymic from the personal name Hans.

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

Similar surnames: Hansen, Hansel, Hanse, Haser, Balser, Manser, Ganser, Lanser, Haner

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Where is the Hanser family from?

You can see how Hanser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hanser family living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hanser's in the USA. North Carolina and 3 other states had the highest population of Hanser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanser. 14% of Hanser men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hanser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanser were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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What Hanser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hanser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanser 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanser. 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 Hanser. For the veterans among your Hanser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanser lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hanser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hanser in 1958 was 58, and 71 in 2004.

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