Hanselman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Hanselman originated in the northern province of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is related to the personal name "Hans," meaning "Jehovah has favored," and refers to "a son of Hans."

Early Origins of the Hanselman family

The surname Hanselman was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Hanselman is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Hanselman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanselman research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1472, 1654, and 1872 are included under the topic Early Hanselman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hanselman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hanselman, Hansemann, Hansel, Hanson, Hansenman, Hanssoman and many more.

Early Notables of the Hanselman family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hanselman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hanselman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hanselman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Philip Hanselman, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1684
Hanselman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Hanselman, who emigrated from Württemburg to Pennsylvania in 1749
  • George Hanselman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Hanselman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Hanselman, who arrived in New York in 1831 [1]
  • Henry Hanselman, who landed in Mississippi in 1847 [1]
  • Michael Hanselman, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1854

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanselman (post 1700) +

  • Leland Hanselman, American aircraft designer, best known for co-designing the Haufe Dale Hawk 2, an American high-wing, strut-braced, single-seat glider in 1939
  • Jennifer and Keith Hanselman, American parents of The Hanselman sextuplets, born February 26, 2004
  • W. Hanselman, Egyptian photographer, known for his photographs of King Fuad I, Queen Farida and other Egyptian royalty


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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