Show ContentsHannessen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Hannessen is a patronymic name, derived from the German personal name Johannes, and ultimately from the personal name Johan or John. These names are derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which literally means "Jehovah has favored."

This name, which was Latinized as Johannes, gained tremendous popularity throughout Europe during the medieval era. This is due to the exploits of St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, and nearly one thousand other saints of the same name. When the first syllable was dropped from Johannes, this left "Hannes." The suffix "-sen" and its variants are translatable as 'son of.'

Hannessen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hansen, Hanssen, Hannessen, Hensen, Henssen and others.

Early Notables of the Hannessen family (pre 1700)

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