Hansson Family History

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Hansson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Hans. Respelling of Hanssen.

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

Similar surnames: Hanson, Hanssen, Jansson, Hasson, Hansen, Johansson, Larsson, Jonsson

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Hansson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hansson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hansson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Hansson Family Origin

Where is the Hansson family from?

Hansson Family Occupations

What did your Hansson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hansson family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hansson. The most common Hansson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hansson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Harness Maker


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

Hansson Historical Records

What Hansson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hansson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansson 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansson. 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 527 military records available for the last name Hansson. For the veterans among your Hansson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hansson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hansson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hansson in 1962 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hansson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansson 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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