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Origins of the Hanson surname

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We have a total number of 132035 records for people with the last name Hanson.

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Alternative variations of the name Hanson

Hanson, Hansom, Hansen, Hansons, Hantson

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Where do most Hansons live?

In 1921, most Hansons lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Hansons

How common is your surname?

434th most common surname in the UK

We have 97,600 records for the Hanson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Hansons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Hanson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Hansons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hansons in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant


Worsted Spinner


Worsted Weaver


Common Male occupations for Hansons in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Farm Hands




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