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Where did the Norwegian Hanson family come from? What is the Norwegian 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?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hansen, Hanssen, Haesen, Hensen,Hanson and others.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hanson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Wybra Hanson, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Jo Hanson, aged 27, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Tho Hanson, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Andrew Hanson, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Anibeck Hanson, who arrived in Maryland in 1658


Hanson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Godfried Hanson, who landed in New York in 1715
  • William Hanson, who arrived in New York in 1789

Hanson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Jonathan Hanson, who landed in New York, NY in 1837
  • Ole H Hanson, who arrived in illinois in 1839
  • Thomas Hanson, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Joseph Hanson, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1842
  • Robert Hanson, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1844


Hanson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Maria Hanson, who arrived in Colorado in 1907
  • Hans Peder Hanson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1909
  • John Oscar Hanson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1912
  • Ed Hanson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1912
  • Tom Hanson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1914


Hanson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Hanson, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "William" from Kinsale

Hanson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Hanson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Eliza Hanson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838
  • Sarah Hanson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838
  • William Hanson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838
  • Theodore Hanson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838


Hanson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • R.D. Hanson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Richard Hanson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Jane Hanson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Johanna Hanson, aged 54, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Ann Hanson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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  • Duane Hanson (1925-1996), American sculptor
  • Howard Harold Hanson (1896-1981), American composer, conductor, educator, and music theorist
  • Curtis Lee Hanson (b. 1945), American filmmaker
  • Mr. Samuel Hanson (d. 1915), American 2nd Class passenger from Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Mary Hanson (d. 1915), American 2nd Class passenger from Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Raymond Charles Hanson (1913-1976), Australian composer and lecturer
  • First Lieutenant Robert Murray Hanson (1920-1944), American Marine Corps aviator awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
  • Brooke Louise Hanson (b. 1978), Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medal winner


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  • Hans Hanson of Red Lyon Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware by Baldwin Springer Maull.
  • Hanson Relatives: Ancestors and Descendants of Love, Susan, Nahum, and Charles Hanson, and Ancestors of Some of the Spouses of Hanson Descendants by Charlotte A. Nicely.
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  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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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