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Where did the English Hanson family come from? What is the English Hanson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hanson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hanson family history?Hanson is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Hans. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Hanson has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hanson, Hansom and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanson research. Another 300 words(21 lines of text) covering the year 1675 is included under the topic Early Hanson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hansons to arrive on North American shores:
Hanson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hanson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hanson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Hanson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Hanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanson 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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