Hansen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Hansen 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.'

Hansen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hansen family (pre 1700)

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Hansen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hansen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hans Hansen, who landed in New Jersey in 1640 [1]
  • Thomas Hansen, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • Symon Hansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663 [1]
  • Hartwig Hansen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663 [1]
  • Hendrick Hansen, who landed in New York, NY in 1663 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hansen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isabella Hansen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
  • Elias Hansen, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina sometime between 1775 and 1779
Hansen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Niels Christian Holger E Hansen, who landed in New York in 1835 [1]
  • Even Hansen, aged 50, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Hansen, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Fritz Hein Hansen, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Heinrich Hansen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hansen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John J Hansen, who arrived in Alaska in 1903 [1]
  • Joppe Hansen, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904 [1]
  • Otto Hansen, who landed in Alabama in 1913 [1]
  • Sigurd Hansen, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [1]
  • Charles Hansen, who landed in Alabama in 1918 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hansen migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hansen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lt. Richard Hansen U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
Hansen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Hansen, who settled in Quebec in 1875

Hansen migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hansen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • J.C. Hansen, aged 34, a tutor, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [3]
  • Catherine Hansen, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" [4]
  • Mr. Hans Hansen, (b. 1822), aged 36, Cornish settler convicted in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK on 22nd March 1856, sentenced for life for the wilful murder of Charles Jacobi in the parish of Maker, transported aboard the ship "Nile" on 23rd September 1857 to Western Australia, Australia [5]

Hansen migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hansen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Davis Hansen, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • Mr. Carl Hansen, (b. 1844), aged 20, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [6]
  • Hans J. Hansen, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballarat" in 1867
  • Anders Hansen, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Ane A. Hansen, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hansen (post 1700)

  • James Vear Hansen (1932-2018), American Republican politician, Member of Utah State House of Representatives, 1973-80; Speaker of the Utah State House of Representatives, 1979-80; U.S. Representative from Utah 1st District, 1981- [7]
  • Orval Howard Hansen (1926-2017), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1969-75 [7]
  • Peter Franklin Hansen (1921-2017), American actor, best known for his role as Lee Baldwin, on the soap opera General Hospital (1965-1976) (1977-1986) and (1992-2004)
  • Warren Eugene Hansen (1928-2016), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1989-2016)
  • Alvin Harvey Hansen (1887-1975), American economist and professor of economics at Harvard; he helped create the Council of Economic Advisors and the Social Security system, best known for introducing Keynesian economics in the United States in the 1930s
  • Gunnar Hansen (1947-2015), Icelandic-born American actor and author, best known for his role as Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • Norman B. Hansen (1924-2014), American politician, Saugus, Massachusetts Town Manager (1987-1992)
  • George Vernon Hansen (1930-2014), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho (1975-1985) [8]
  • Bernhuff Hansen, American Olympic gold medalist for wrestling at the 1904 Summer Games
  • 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)
  • ... (Another 138 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hansen family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mrs. Marlene Anne Hansen (1942-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Picton, South Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [9]
Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. William W Hansen (b. 1965), American Private 1st Class from Stafford, Virginia, USA who died in the crash [10]
Bismarck
  • Walter Hansen (1923-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [11]
  • Hans Hansen (1915-1941), German Matrosenhauptgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [11]
Flight TWA 800
  • Mr. Lars Gronbakken Hansen (d. 1996), from Norway , Norwegian passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [12]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Claus Peter Hansen (d. 1912), aged 41, American Third Class passenger from Racine, Wisconsin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mrs. Jennie Louise Hansen, (née Howard), aged 45, American Third Class passenger from Racine, Wisconsin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 11 [13]
  • Mr. Henrik Juul Hansen (d. 1912), aged 26, Danish Third Class passenger from Holeby, Storstrøm who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. Henry Damsgaard Hansen (d. 1912), aged 21, Danish Third Class passenger from Copenhagen who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [13]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Carlyle B. Hansen, American Machinist's Mate Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Harvey Ralph Hansen, American Seaman First Class from Wisconsin, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [14]

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2014, August 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  10. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  11. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  12. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  13. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  14. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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