Hanssen Family History

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Hanssen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans.

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

Similar surnames: Hansen, Janssen, Hansson, Jansen, Hensen, Lassen, Hanser, Harmsen

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Hanssen Family Origin

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Hanssen Family Occupations

What did your Hanssen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hanssen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hanssen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hanssen family was Keeps Grocer Store. Farmer, Laborer and Instructor Of Gymnastics were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanssen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Instructor Of Gymnastics

  • Keeps Grocer Store


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

Hanssen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hanssen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanssen 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanssen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hanssen. For the veterans among your Hanssen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanssen Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanssen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hanssen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hanssen in 1958 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanssen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanssen 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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