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1) Hansen Prusse – (An., 25 nov. 1741) Ecartelé au 1 d’azur au lion d’or au 2 de sable à une couleuvre d’azur couronnée de gueules ondoyante en barre la tête vers senestre acc de deux roses de gueules boutonnées d’or au 3 d’or à douze losanges de sable 3 3 3 et 3 aboutées au 4 de gueules à un château de deux tours d’argent maçonné de sable Au filet d’or en croix brochant sur l’écartelé L’écu bordé d’or Casque couronné Cimier un lion issant d’or couronné du même entre un vol de sable chaque aile ch de six feuilles de tilleul d’argent rangées en pal les tiges en haut Lambrequin à dextre d’argent et d’azur à senestre d’argent et de gueules. English: Quarterly 1st azure of lion or 2nd sable with a serpent [with undulating body] azure crowned gules undulating bendwise sinister the head towards sinister accompanied by two roses gules budded or 3rd or twelve lozenges sable 3 3 3 and 3 conjoined 4th gules with a castle of two towers argent masoned sable a fillet [narrow] cross or covering over the quarterly. The shield fimbriated or Crowned with a helmet Crest: a lion issuant or crowned of the same between a pair of wings sable each wing charged with six leaves of the lime tree argent arranged palewise these stems upwards Mantling: to the dexter argent and azure to the sinister argent and gules.
2) Hansen Livonie Coupé au 1 d’azur à trois bandes d’argent au 2 d’argent à un cygne au naturel becqué de gueules nageant sur une eau au naturel L’écu bordé d’or Casque couronné Cimier un cygne au naturel becqué de gueules le vil levé entre un vol d’azur Lambrequin d’argent et d’azur. English: Per fess 1st azure three bendlets argent 2nd argent with a swan proper beaked gules naiant [swimming] over a river proper the shield fimbriated or Crowned with a helmet Crest: a swan proper beaked gules the neck(?) upright between a pair of wings azure Mantling: argent and azure.
3) Hansen Danemark – (An., 23 juin 1476. M. ét.) Parti d’azur et d’argent à deux fleurs-de-lis de l’un à l’autre Cimier deux proboscides d’azur et d’argent soutenues d’un rang de cinq roses alternativement d’azur et d’argent. English: Per pale azure and argent two fleur de lys counterchanged Crest: two proboscidess azure and argent supported by a row of five roses alternately azure and argent.
4) Hansen Danemark – (M. ét.) D’azur à un chevron couché d’or mouv du flanc dextre acc de trois losanges couchées et aboutées de gueules posées en pointe à senestre Cimier deux proboscides coupées alternativement d’or et d’azur. English: Azure with a chevron on its side or coming from the flank dexter accompanied by three lozenges on their side and conjoined gules placed in base to the sinister Crest: two proboscidess per fess alternately or and azure.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Hansen Coat of Arms and Family Crest

Meaning, Origin, Etymology
This surname is of Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and Scandinavian origins and is a patronymic or metronymic meaning and is derived from the personal name “Hans” and it could be from the mother or father.  The patronymic is from “Hann” which is a German-Flemish short form of Johann, itself being from the Hebrew “Yochanan” and the meaning “Jehovah has favored (me with a son).” The name was first found in Prussia and Denmark, where the name emerged during the medieval times and became a very notable family of the region.

Spelling Variations
Hansen, Hanssen, Haesen, Hensen,Hanson, Hansen, Hanson, Ansen, Hansin

Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Hansen ranks 898th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 591,026 people carry the Hansen surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states: California, Utah, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It ranks highest in the following countries:  Denmark (198,068), United States (186,871), Norway (62,213), Germany (60,323), Canada (13,846), and Australia (13,407).

Early Marriages of Hansens
Anica Hanson married Andrew Elenor on Mar. 5, 1656 in Kent Co. Maryland
Catherine Hanson Married Hendrick Jansen on Dec. 14, 1672 in Esopus, New York
Tobias Hanson married Ann Lord on Aug. 28, 1698 in Dover, New Hampshire
Mercy Hanson married John Church on Dec. 1, 1699 in Dover, New Hampshire
Martha Hansen married William Niel on Feb. 2, 1713 in St. Thomas, Lewes, Sussex, England
Thomas Hansen married Anne White in 1715 in Walkeringham, Nottingham, England
Mary Hansen married Nathaniel Sly in 1716 in Hemingford, Abbots, Hunts, England
Christian Hansen married Mary Hyde on Sep. 18, 1724 in Saint Benet Pauls Wharf, London, England
Margaret Hansen married Wm. Dimock on Jun. 10, 1724 in Marston Sicca, Gloucester, England
Rowland Hansen married Mary Bradley on Nov. 21, 1727 in Westminster, Middlesex, England
Margaret Hansen married Robert Hall on Apr. 4, 1736 in St. Andrew’s, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Susanna Hansen married James Filney on Aug. 28, 1766 in Newmarket All Saints, Suffolk, England
John Hansen married Hannah Wood on Oct. 20, 1767 in Goudhurst, Kent, England
James Hansen married Ann Boothman in 1773 in Downham, Whalley, Lancashire, England
Johan Hansen married Kirstin Erichsdotter on Oct. 21, 1654 in Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Hansen married Anna Grot on Dec. 4, 1659 in Stockholm, Sweden
Joseph Hansen married Kerstin Marthensdotter on Feb. 28, 1668 in stockholm, Sweden
Michael Morth Hansen married Anna Larsdotter on Apr. 29, 1676 in Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Dell Hansen married Petter Petterson on Aug. 20, 1678 in Stockholm, Sweden
Ole Hansen married Thor. on Jun. 6, 1680 in Kviinge, Kristianstad, Sweden
Svend Hansen married Elen Michelsdatter on Aug. 1, 1680 in Kviinge, Kristianstad, Sweden
Erich Hansen married Regnel Svendtzdatter in Feb. 13, 1681 in Kviinge, Kristianstad, Sweden
Hochen Hansen married Elsse Esbiornsdater on Aug. 28, 1681 in Fridlevstad, Blekinge, Sweden
Lars Hansen married Inger Trolsdatter on Dec. 28, 1685 in Kviinge, Kristianstad, Sweden
Erich Hansen married Gunnela Oluffsdotter on Mar. 28, 1686 in Bollebygd, Alvsborg, Norway

Early Bearers of Surname
William Hanneson, which was dated 1331
Hainrich Hans, of Ringlers, Germany, in the year 1357
Johan Hansen, in the register of the Evangelist Church of Niederdresselcorf, Westfalen, Germany, on April 6th 1589
John Hanson was sent to Virginia, New England, in 1642, by Queen Christina of Sweden

History, Genealogy & Ancestry
HANSEN
Sir Sven Wohlford Hansen, 1st Bt., M.B.E. (1920) of Bideford, County Devon; received the shipbuilding industry at Bideford after a lapse of 50 years; born April 1, 1876 married March 29, 1899 to Jane the daughter of Thomas Welsh, and has issue 1) Carl Sven late Capt. Somerset L.I. Major I.A., served in World War II; born October 31, 1910 killed in action February 12, 1943.  2) Kathleen married September 10, 1925, Major Thomas Wilson Stephens, M.B.E., T.D., Mon. Regt. the son of the late D.J. Stephens of Llandaff, Glamorgan, and has issue.
Lineage ~ Claus Hansen of Bergen, Norway died October 25, 1885; he was the father of Carl Frederick Hansen born March 16, 1840 married May 19, 1866 to Hilma the daughter of Frank Wohlford and was father or Sven Wohlford (Sir), 1st Bt.  Creation ~ Baronet (U.K.) January 20, 1921. Arms ~ Gu., a bridge of three arches arg. masoned sa., on a chief ermine two lymphads of the third. Crest ~ A lion sejant resting the dexter fore-paw on a rudder ppr. Motto ~ Perseverantia.

Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Hansen Settlers in United States in the 17th & 18th Century
Hans Hansen, who landed in New Jersey in 1640
Thomas Hansen, who landed in Virginia in 1656
Symon Hansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663
Hartwig Hansen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663
Hendrick Hansen, who landed in New York, NY in 1663
Isabella Hansen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
Elias Hansen, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina sometime between 1775 and 1779

Hansen Settlers in Canada in the 18th & 19th Century
Lt. Richard Hansen U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784
Jacob Hansen, who settled in Quebec in 1875

Hansen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
J.C. Hansen, aged 34, a tutor, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship “Alfred”
Catherine Hansen, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship “Agincourt”

Hansen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Richard Davis Hansen, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
Hans J. Hansen, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Ballarat” in 1867
Anders Hansen, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Halcione” in 1870
Ane A. Hansen, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Halcione” in 1870
Ane K. Hansen, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Halcione” in 1870

Mottoes
Sola ct unica virtus. Virtue alone and without a peer.
Sola virtus invida. Virtue alone invincible.
Perseverantia – Persistence
Deo favente et sedulitate. God And the industry’s favor.
Semper parare. Always prepare.

Grantees
HANSON. Maryland.  Andrew, John, Randolph, and William Hanson, first of New Sweden, Del., 1642, afterwards Kent, Md., 1683. (Yorkshire.) The English Arms for the family are: Or, a chevron counter-componee argent and azure between three martlets sable. CREST—On a chapeau azure turned up argent, a martlet, wings endorsed sable. SWEDISH ARMS—Azure, a cross botonee, cantoned by four fleurs-de lis argent. CREST—A martlet ppr. MOTTO—Sola virtus invicta.
HANSON (see Horton), of Toothill, co. York. (Match), 172 . ., Vol. VII, fol. 533.
HANSON, William Henry (Fellow of Cains Coll., Camb.), of Beothorpe, co. Nottingham,” 182 . ., Vol. XXXVIII, fol. 333.
HANSON, Benjamin, of Holborn, London, and Monk Friston, co. York (s. of Thomas, s. of Benjamin, both of Wakefield), to take Name and Arms of English only, 1800, Vol. XXI, fol. 35.
HANSON-INGLISH, Benjamin, of St. Mary-le-Strand, Loudon, 183 . ., Vol. XL, fol. 301.
HANSON, C. A., of 49, Holland Park, London, 1896,* Vol. LXIX, fol. 84.
HANSON, Sir Reginald, Bart., of London, (28 May) 1887, Vol. LXIV, fol. 27.
HANSON„ Mary, only dau. of Robert Hanson, of Normanton, co. York, wife of Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, Bath King of Arms and Bart., 17 Aug. 1793, Vol. XVIII, fol.” (Misc. G. et IL, 2nd S., V, p. 72, plate.)

Notables
Orval Howard Hansen (1926-2017), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1969-75
Peter Franklin Hansen (1921-2017), American actor, best known for his role as Lee Baldwin, on the soap opera General Hospital (1965-1976) (1977-1986) and (1992-2004)
Warren Eugene Hansen (1928-2016), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1989-2016)
Alvin Harvey Hansen (1887-1975), American economist and professor of economics at Harvard; he helped create the Council of Economic Advisors and the Social Security system, best known for introducing Keynesian economics in the United States in the 1930s
Gunnar Hansen (1947-2015), Icelandic-born American actor and author, best known for his role as Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Norman B. Hansen (1924-2014), American politician, Saugus, Massachusetts Town Manager (1987-1992)
George Vernon Hansen (1930-2014), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho (1975-1985)
Bernhuff Hansen, American Olympic gold medalist for wrestling at the 1904 Summer Games
Lars Peter Hansen (b. 1952), American David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2013)
George V. Hansen (b. 1930), American politician from Idaho

American Revolution Veterans
Acrt Hansen, New York, Rank of Private
Derick Hansen, New York, Rank of Lieutenant
Dirck Hansen, New York, Rank of 1st Lieutenant
Shads Hansen, Virginia, Rank of Private

Civil War Veterans
Abel Hansen, 6th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Union, New York
Acel Hansen, 50th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Albert Hansen, 10th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Andres Hansen, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Andrew Hansen, 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Anton Hansen, 35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Arumus Hansen, 7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Union, Michigan
Augustin Hansen, 44th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Austin Hansen, 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry, Union, Maine
Barney Hansen, 72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Bennett Hansen, 22nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Bernard Hansen, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Union, Massachusetts
Boyd Hansen, 58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Carl Hansen, 190th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Charles Hansen, 2nd Regiment, California Cavalry, Union, California
Christian Hansen, 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Christopher Hansen, 20th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery, Union, New York
Daniel Hansen, 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Ed Hansen, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Louisiana Militia, Confederate, Louisiana
Edouard Hansen, Sappers and Miners, CSA, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Edward Hansen, 3rd Regiment, US Artillery, Union, Union Regular Army
Elbridge Hansen, 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry, Union, Maine
Eli Hansen, 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Union, Alabama
Elias Hansen, 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Elijah Hansen, 5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Enoch Hansen, 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Erasmus Hansen, 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Erick Hansen, 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Ferdinand Hansen, 5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Frank Hansen, 119th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, pennsylvania
Frederick Hansen, 30th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Friedrich Hansen, 15th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Union, New York
George Hansen, 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Gideon Hansen, 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Godfrey Hansen, 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Union, Iowa
Gunder Hansen, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Gustavus Hansen, 12th Regiment, Iowas Infantry, Union, Iowa
Halas Hansen, 4th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Halver Hansen, 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Hans Hansen, 82nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Hansford Hansen, 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry, Union, Nebraska Territory
Harmund Hansen, 17th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Heinrich Hansen, 2nd Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery, Union, New York
Helleck Hansen, Henshaw’s Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, Union, Illinois
Henry Hansen, 24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Union, Michigan
Herman Hansen, 67th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Hiram Hansen, 12th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, Union, Pennsylvania
Horatio Hansen, 7th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Jacob Hansen, 52nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
James Hansen, Franklin County Reserve Corps Regiment, Missouri Home Guard, Union, Missouri
Jens Hansen, 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Johannes Hansen, 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
John Hansen, 57th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Joseph Hansen, 1st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, Union, Louisiana
Josiah Hansen, 25th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, Union, Louisiana
Julius Hansen, Battery C, New Jersey Light Artillery, Union, New Jersey
Knudt Hansen, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Lars Hansen, 1st Regiment, New York Cavalry, Union, New York
Lawrence Hansen, 17th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Lewis Hansen, 152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Lorenz Hansen, 15th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Union, New York
Louis Hansen, 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Luzeon Hansen, 12th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Union, Tennessee
Luzern Hansen, 67th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Mark Hansen, 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry, Union, Nebraska Territory
Martin Hansen, 4th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Union, New York
Marvin Hansen, 4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Union, Wisconsin
Mat Hansen, 132nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Mathias Hansen, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Matthew Hansen, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Matz Hansen, 132nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Mons Hansen, 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Morriss Hansen, 32nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Neils Hansen, 7th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Union, vermont
Nelson Hansen, 1st Regiment, California Cavalry, Union, California
Neri Hansen, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Newman Hansen, 48th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Nicholas Hansen, 132nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Niels Hansen, 8th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Nils Hansen, 52nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Ole Hansen, 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Olof Hansen, 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Otto Hansen, 3rd Regiment, Maryland Cavalry, Union, Maryland
Paul Hansen, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Union, Pennsylvania
Peder Hansen, 29th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Peter Hansen, 1st Regiment, Colorado Cavalry, Union, Colorado Territory
Preben Hansen, 26th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Rasins Hansen, 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Rasmus Hansen, 28th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Reder Hansen, 35th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Richard Hansen, 129th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Samuel Hansen, 20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union, Kentucky
Shakelton Hansen, 49th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Simon Hansen, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Union, Kentucky
Steiner Hansen, 22nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Theodore Hansen, 4th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Thomas Hansen, Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, Union, Illinois
Torbjorn Hansen, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, wisconsin
Toyger Hansen, 5th Regiment, wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Valentine Hansen, 2nd Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery, Union, Missouri
Walter Hansen, 1st Regiment, Maryland Heavy Artillery, Union, Maryland
William Hansen, 6th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California

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