History of your Surname
Get access to Hanssens family records.Start a free trial

Hanssens Family History

Hanssens 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: Hanssen, Janssens, Janssen, Hansen, Cassens, Hansson, Hassen, Hassel

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hanssens family from?

You can see how Hanssens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanssens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hanssens families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Hanssens family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Hanssens's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hanssens families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanssens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanssens ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hanssens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Hanssens family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 141 census records available for the last name Hanssens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanssens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Hanssens

Passenger Lists

There are 181 immigration records available for the last name Hanssens. 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.

View all Hanssens immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 11 military records available for the last name Hanssens. For the veterans among your Hanssens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hanssens military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hanssens family history

Discover More

What is the average Hanssens lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Hanssens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hanssens in 1970 was 77, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanssens

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hanssens family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial