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Hanss Family History

Hanss 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: Hass, Hans, Hanus, Hanse, Hanis, Hanks, Hanas, Hands, Hanes, Haass

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Where is the Hanss family from?

You can see how Hanss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hanss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Hanss families living in Warwickshire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Hanss's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Hanss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hanss. 25% of Hanss men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hanss women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Electrician
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hanss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanss 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Hanss. 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 591 military records available for the last name Hanss. For the veterans among your Hanss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanss lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Hanss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hanss in 1962 was 69, and 92 in 2002.

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