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Hannover Family History

Hannover Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hanover, Van Over, Hanner, Tanner, Haver, Hanninen, Danner, Henner

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Where is the Hannover family from?

You can see how Hannover families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hannover family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hannover families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Hannover families living in Hampshire. This was about 83% of all the recorded Hannover's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Hannover families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hannover surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hannover ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hannover. 50% of Hannover men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Hannover women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    50%
  • Farming
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Hannover family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 466 census records available for the last name Hannover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hannover census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 301 immigration records available for the last name Hannover. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Hannover. For the veterans among your Hannover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hannover lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2001, in the United States, Hannover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hannover in 1966 was 58, and 91 in 2001.

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