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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

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Where did the Danish Hansen family come from? What is the Danish Hansen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hansen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hansen family history?


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hansen Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Hansen, who landed in New Jersey in 1640
  • Thomas Hansen, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • Symon Hansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Hartwig Hansen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Hendrick Hansen, who landed in New York, NY in 1663

Hansen Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Isabella Hansen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Elias Hansen, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina sometime between 1775 and 1779

Hansen Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Niels Christian Holger E Hansen, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Even Hansen, aged 50, arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Hans Jacob Hansen, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1843
  • Fritz Hein Hansen, who came to Texas in 1845
  • Heinrich Hansen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

Hansen Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • John J Hansen, who arrived in Alaska in 1903
  • Joppe Hansen, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904
  • Otto Hansen, who landed in Alabama in 1913
  • Sigurd Hansen, who landed in Alabama in 1917
  • Charles Hansen, who landed in Alabama in 1918


  • Marcus Lee Hansen (1892-1938), American historian
  • Clifford Peter Hansen (1912-2009), American politician, Governor of Wyoming from 1963 to 1967
  • Private Dale Merlin Hansen (1922-1945), American Marine awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Peter Hansen (b. 1921), American Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actor
  • William Webster Hansen (1909-1949), American physicist who was one of the founders of the technology of microwave electronics
  • Brigadier-General Victor Russell Hansen (1904-1980), American Adjutant-General of California (1944-1946)
  • Alvin Harvey Hansen (1887-1975), American economist
  • George V. Hansen (b. 1930), American politician from Idaho
  • Peter Hansen (b. 1921), American actor
  • Lars Peter Hansen (b. 1952), American David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2013)



  • Ancestors and Kin by Robert Walden Coggeshall.
  • The Genealogy of Dale Winslow Hansen by Dale W. Hansen.

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The Hansen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hansen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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