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The origins of the name Hansson are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name 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.

Hansson Early Origins



The surname Hansson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hansson Spelling Variations


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Hansson Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hansson has been spelled many different ways, including Hanson, Hansom and others.

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Hansson Early History


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Hansson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansson research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1675 is included under the topic Early Hansson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hansson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hansson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hanssons to arrive in North America:

Hansson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anders Hansson, who landed in Delaware in 1641
  • Mats Hansson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641

Hansson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eberhard Hansson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Hansson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Per Hansson, aged 27, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • C Hansson, aged 19, landed in New York in 1864
  • Sven Hansson, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • Hans Hansson, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1869
  • Anton Hansson, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hansson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hansson (post 1700)



  • E. O. Fredrik Hansson, American politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, 1905
  • Åke Hansson (1927-2015), Swedish footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Hansson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hansson 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 October 2015 at 09:50.

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