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1) (Abingdon, co. Berks, and London; Sir Robert Hanson, Lord Mayor of London 1675). Ar. three mascles (apother, lozenges) sa. on a chief of the second as many lions ramp. of the first. Crest—A lion ramp. sa. holding a mascle ar.
2) (Gilstead Hall, near Brentwood, co. Essex). Or, a chev. chequy ar. and az. betw. three martlets of the last. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a dove close, holding in the beak a sprig of olive all ppr.
3) (Peckham, co. Surrey, and Rastricke and Woodhouse, co. York). Or, a chev. counter-componee ar. and az. betw. three martlets sa. Crests—On a chapeau az. turned up ar. a martlet, wings endorsed sa.

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

Meaning, Origin, Etymology
English (chiefly Midlands and northern England, especially Yorkshire): patronymic from Hann or the byname Hand. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh (see Hampson 2). Irish: variant of McKittrick. Respelling of Scandinavian Hansen or Hansson.
Hanson is an Anglicized English surname of Swedish origin, created from the two words Hans and son (son of Hans). Spoken in English by a Swedish immigrant to America, for example, the sound of Hans’ son comes out sounding like Hansson, shortened to Hanson. In this same example, an immigrant from Norway would have a different accent, resulting in the sound of Hans’ sen, or Hanssen, shortened to Hansen.  This surname is of Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and Scandinavian origins and is a patronymic or metronymic meaning and is derieved 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, itelf 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
Hanson, Hansom, Hansen, Hanssen, Haesen, Hensen,Hanson, Hansen, Ansen, Hansin

Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Hanson ranks 2,578th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 216,633 people carry the Hanson surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states: Minnesota, California, Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, and Illinois.  It ranks highest in the following countries: United States (148,047), Nigeria (21,686), England (16,931), Canada (10,592), Australia (6,126), Jamaica (3,972).

Early Marriages of Hansons
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
John Hanson was sent to Virginia, New England, in 1642, by Queen Christina of Sweden
Robertus Hanson appears in the 1379, Poll Tax Returns Records of Yorkshire
On April 29th 1541, Richard, son of Richard Hanson, was christened at Dewsbury, Yorkshire
William Hanneson, which was dated 1331, in the “Patent Rolls of Yorkshire”
William Hanneson, Pat. Roll, 4 Edward III.
Richard Hanson, Yorkshire Testamenta Eboracensia (Surtees Society).
Matilda Hanwyfe, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Adam Hanneson, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Robertus Hanson, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Willelmus Hanson, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Johanna Hanson, wyf, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Johannes Hanneson, Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
William Hanneson, 1379: Preston Guild Rolls.

History, Genealogy & Ancestry
HANSON OF BRYANSTON SQUARE
Sir Richard Leslie Reginald Hanson, 3rd Bt., of Bryanston Square, in the Commission of Lieutenant for the City of London; Lieut. late 10th Hus. (S.R.), served in World War II 1941-45 in R.A.; born November 21, 1905; succeeded his father 1946.
Lineage ~ Joshua Hanson, of Woodside near Fernley, County, York married August 13, 1723, Grace Hes of Knaresborough, widow and left with other issue a son, Samuel Hanson born March 16, 1726 married August 24, 1748, Anne (died April 12, 1774) the daughter of William Sharp of Waltham St. Lawrence, Berks and died May 1798 leaving issue by her a son, Samuel Hanson of Botolph Lane, London, baptised November 8, 1752 married September 25, 1802, Anne Letts (died June 1840) of Cornhill London, and by her had with other issue, Samuel of whom hereafter.  Samuel Hanson of Btotlph Lane, Epsom, Surrey; Ramsgate, Kent and Harley Street and KIlburn, Middlesex born September 11, 1804; married 1st August 11, 1832, Mary Choppin (died January 18, 1867) the daughter of Nathaniel Smith Machin of Bishop Stortford, County, Hertford and by her had issue, with a son (died and infant), and three daughters (died unmarried). 1) Hesketh (Rev.), M.A. Camb. Vicar of Marsworth born February 1839; married Jane Anna (died October 18, 1906) the daughter and co-heir of James Johnston of Hampstead Manor Hall, Middlesex and by her had issue.  He died January 20, 1915. 2) Reginald (Sir), 1st Bt. 3) Mary married April 11, 1856, Rev. Charles James Bird, M.A. and died April 28, 1859. 4) Edith married July 3, 1863 William Bellingham Cheales of Hagworthingham, County, Lincoln. He died March 28, 1883, leaving issue. He married 2nd July 8, 1868 to Margaret (d. 1888) the daughter of Charles D’Aubney but by her had no issue and died February 11, 1882. His 2nd son, Sir Reginald Hanson, 1st Bt. Knight, M.A. LL.D. Camb., F.S.A., one of H.M.’s Lieuts for City of London, J.P. and D.L. Tower Hamlets and Middlesex, J.P. Westminster and London, M.P. for City of London 1891 to 1900 hon. Col. 6th Bn. Royal Fus., City of London Regt., 1881, Lord Mayor of London 1886-87, born May 31, 1840; created a Baronet June 6, 1887 married May 10, 1866 to Constance Hallett (died July 28, 1927) the daughter and co-heir of Charles Bentley Bingley of Stanhope Park, Middlesex and had issue 1) Gerald Stanhope (Sir), 2nd Bt.  2) Francis Stanhope (Sir), Knight, Alderman and Lieut. for City of London, Sheriff 1908, mem. of L.C.C. 1907, Lt-Col. 6th Bn. Royal Fus., City of London Regt., born October 3, 1868; married January 20, 1897 to Pearl Norcott the daughter of Charles Albert Winter, J.P. of 33, Hyde Park Square W. He died February 17, 1910 having by her (who married 2nd 1926 Major Henry Noel Winter of Srathbogie, Pembury, Kent, son of late Lt. Col. N.N. Winter) had issue, a) Charles Reginald Francis born January 21, 1904 married September 17, 1932, Ursula Elleen (who married 2nd, 1933, Capt. Charles Lloyd), daughter of James Thomas Quinn and died May 30, 1933 as the result of a boating accident. b) Violet Gwendoline Pearl (Old Chimney Cottage, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset) born March 31, 1899 married 1st March 4, 1919 William Bullivant yr. son of late William Pelham Bullivant of New Mills Court, Stroud. This marriage was annulled on her petition 1923 and she married 2nd August 29, 1924 (marriage dissolved by divorce 1944), Capt. Donald Selfe Leonard Gregson, late 3rd Ind. Cav and has issue.  3) Cecil Stanhope born May 19, died August 20, 1871. 4) Maude Constance married October 27, 1894, James Ibotsom Ward and died August 16, 1941 leaving issue He died September 28, 1924. 5) Violet Mabel (Pinfold, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey) born January 19, 1878 married February 1899 Frederick Henry Keeling Durlacher of Pebblecombe, Tadworth, Surrey and has issue. He died September 12, 1936. Sir Reginald died April 19, 1905 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir Gerald Stanhope Hanson, 2nd Bt., Capt. Royal Fus. and R.F.A., formerly Lieut 4th Bn. Oxford, L.I. born April 23, 1867 married 1st April 22, 1899 to Sylvia Linda (died January 1, 1910) the only daughter of E. Dutton Cook and had issue, 1) Richard Leslie Reginald (Sir) 3rd and present Bt., he married 2nd October 24, 1912 Dorothy Gwendoline (whom he div. 1917, and who died October 24, 1918), daughter of Alfred Peel of Lincoln. He married 3rd February 28, 1922 Flora (‘Imray’ Kingston Gorse, Nr. Littlehampton, Sussex)., eldest daughter of late Lt.-Col. W.A. Blennerhassett of 134 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, and by her had issue.  2) Anthony Leslie Oswald heir presumption born November 27, 1934. Sir Gerald died January 18, 1945 and was succeeded by his elder son.

HANSON OF FOWEY
Sir Charles Edwin Bourne Hanson, 2nd Bt., of Fowey, County Cornwall, M.A. Clare Coll. Camb., one of the Lieuts for the City of London, High Sheriff of Cornwall 1939, mem. of London Stock Exchange, Major late 3rd West Riding, Regt., served in S. African War 1899-1902 (two medals, three clasps), and in World War I 1914-18, born May 17, 1874 succeeded his father 1922; married April 29, 1908 to Violet Sybil the 3rd daughter of late John B. Johnstone, of Coombe Cottage, Kingston Hill, and has issue, 1) Charles John educ. Eton and Clare Coll. Camb; T/Capt. D.C.L.I.; served in World War II born February 28, 1919 married January 22, 1944 Patricia Helen (W.R.N.S.) only child of Vice-Admiral Sir Eric James Patrick Brind, K.C.B., C.B.E. and has issue a) Charles Rupert Patrick born June 25, 1945 b) a daughter born April 11, 1948. 2) Violet Alice Rosaline born March 11, 1909 married April 3, 1930 to Capt. Robert Godmond Poole, R.N. son of Rev. F.O.  Poole, Rector of Mucklestone and has issue. 3) Edwina Marjorie Clare born May 11, 1912 married August 8, 1940, Brigadier Ralph Cruddas, D.S.O. and bar, D.C.L.I., son of late Rev. W.S. Cruddas of St. Annes, Bodmin, Cornwall and has issue.
Lineage ~ Joseph Hanson of Fratton, County, Hants, born February 13, 1768; married March 5, 1804 Sarah Thorp (died September 21, 1859) and died May 28, 1827.  His only son., Joseph Hanson, of Fowey, County, Cornwall born December 22, 1820 married Mary Anne the daughter of William Hicks of Fowy and was drowned at sea January 3, 1868, leaving with other issue, an eldest son, Sir Charles Augustin Hanson, 1st Bt., J.P. and D.L. for Cornwall, High Sheriff 1907, J.P. and one of the Lieuts. for the City of London, Alderman of Broad Street Ward, City of London, 1909-21; Sheriff 1911-12; and Lord Mayor 1917-18, M.P. for S.E. (Bodmin Div.) K.G.St.J. Chm of Gresham Life Assurance Soc., Ltd, and partner in firm of Coates, Son & Co., and Frauz Joseph Order 1908, and Officer of the Crown of Italy, and Cmdr of Legion of Honour; born Sept. 11, 1846; married June 16, 1869, Martha Sabina (died January 8, 1924), youngest daughter of James Appelbe, J.P. of Trafalgar, Halton, Canada and had issue, 1)Charles Edwin Bourne (Sir), 2nd and present Bt. 2) Alice Maud Appelbe married November 28, 1908, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick Cuthbert Poole, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., D.L., J.P., of Torfrey, Par. Cornwall, and has issue, He died Dec. 20, 1936.

HANSON OF OSMONDTHORPE
John-Oliver Hanson, Esq., D.L., a director of the Bank of England born May 19, 1791 married August 12, 1819 to Rebecca the youngest daughter of William Scott, Esq., and has issue 1) John-Oliver born June 8, 1820.  2) William-Stonehower born December 13, 1821. 3) George-Scott born June 2, 1823. 4) Henry-Allix born July 19, 1830 5) Mary-Annabella 6) Louisa-Rebecca.
Lineage ~ This family is descended from the Rastrickes of Rastricke, in the parish of Halifax, County, York, whose pedigree is given, from the year 1259, in Watson’s History of Halifax.  William Hanson born September 1670, who purchased Osmondthorpe, was the eldest son of Christopher Hanson, of Arthington, and a descendant of John de Rastricke, who assumed in 1330 the surname of Hanson.  His great grandson, John Hanson, Esq., J.P. and D.L. who was born April 23, 1759 succeeded his father William Hanson, Esq. (who died December 11, 1791) at Osmondthorpe. Mr. Hanson sold the estates of Osmondthorpe and Killingbeck, and purchased the manor of Great Bromley, near Colchester.  He married Mary-Isabella, the daughter of Thomas Oliver, Esq. of Low Layton, County, Essex, and by her (who died September 12, 1826) had issue, 1) William born September 7, 1788, a captain in the 20th light dragoons, who fell at the head of his squadron, in leading a charge against a very superior force of French cavalry, at Villa Franca, in Spain September 13, 1812, aged 25.  2) John-Oliver, the present representative 3) Henry born November 1, 1792, drowned in China October 3, 1809. 4) George born April 18, 1794 married 1st Caroline-Eleanor the eldest daughter of William Walford, Esq. of High Beach, County, Essex, by whom (who died May 17, 1834), and he has issue a) George-William born June 25, 1830. b) James-Oliver born September 27, 1851. c) Alfred-Atkinson born February 7, 1833.  He married 2nd September 19, 1839 to Charlotte-Douglas the daughter of the late Charles Bound, Esq. and sister of Charles-Gray Round, Esq. of Birch Hall, M.P. for the County, Essex. 5) James-Edward died an infant 6) Edward born May 14, 1797 and died March 11, 1835 having married Lydia Maria the daughter of John Blunt, Esq. of Woodford, County, Essex, and had issue, on son and six daughters, Edward-Pardoe-Cotton born March 9, 1834; Lydia-Mary; Isabella; Charlotte-Anne; Maira-Elizabeth; Rosanna-Innes died an infant; and Jane-Innes.  7) James-Frederick of Smyrna born July 6, 1799; married at Bonghia, near Smyrna January 26, 1841 to Eliza-Zoa the daughter of Nathaniel W. Werry, Esq., Her Majesty’s consul at Damascus and has issue, Zoe-Charlotte, and Jemima-Caroline. 8) Oliver (twin with Harriet) born April 13, 1802 died September 7, 1823. 9) Harriet (twin with Oliver born April 13, 1802 married September 4, 1823 to John William Bridges, Esq. son of George Bridges, esq. of Lawford Hall, County, Essex. 10) Charles-Simpson of Constantinople born Sept. 19, 1803 married September 1830, Charlotte the only child of the Hon. Robert Smith, speaker of the House of Assembly, Tobago, and has issue, Charles-Constantine born October 16, 1832; Henry-James born July 27, 1838; Arthur-Walker born January 24, 1843; William-Wallesley born November 21, 1845; Louisa-Grace; Helen-Jane; Constance-Fanny; and Adeline-Eliza.  11) Mary married July 15, 1807, Capt. Richard Bogue, R.A., who fell at the battle of Leipsic October 18, 1813, while in command of the rocket-brigade, aged 31. 12) Elizabeth married December 22, 1808 to Sir James Brabazon Urmston. 13) Ann married June 9, 1829 to Henry-Bonham Bax, Esq. of Walmer, County, Kent. 14) Maria-Louisa married March 24, 1825, Thomas Chapman, Esq., F.R.S., F.S.A. Mr. Hanson, who served as high sheriff for Essex in 1795, died November 18, 1839.

Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Hanson Settlers in United States in the 17th & 18th Century
Wybra Hanson, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1633
Jo Hanson, aged 27, who landed in St Christopher in 1635
Tho Hanson, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
Andrew Hanson, who landed in Maryland in 1658
Godfried Hanson, who landed in New York in 1715
William Hanson, who arrived in New York in 1789

Hanson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Thomas Hanson, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship “William” from Kinsale, Ireland

Hanson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
William Hanson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the “Agamemnon” on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Eliza Hanson, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship “Canton” in 1838
Sarah Hanson, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship “Canton” in 1838
William Hanson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Eden” in 1838
Theodore Hanson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Royal Admiral” in 1838

Hanson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
R.D. Hanson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Cuba” in 1840
Richard Hanson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Claramont” in 1863
Jane Hanson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Gertrude” in 1863
Johanna Hanson, aged 54, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Zealandia” in 1879
Ann Hanson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “British King” in 1883

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
Alexander Hanson (actor) (born 1961), Norwegian-born British actor
Alexander Contee Hanson (1786–1819), American lawyer
Alf Hanson (1912–1993), British football player
Aline Hanson (1949–2017), Saint Martin educator and politician
Ann Meekitjuk Hanson (born 1946), Canadian politician, commissioner of Nunavut
Ann-Louise Hanson (born 1944), Swedish singer
Arin Hanson (born 1987), American animator, voice actor, Internet personality
Beverly Hanson (born 1925), American golfer
Bill Hanson (basketball) (born c. 1940), professional basketball player
Brooke Hanson (born 1978), Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medal winner
Brooke Hanson (born 1981), current coach and former professional volleyball player
Sir Charles Hanson, 1st Baronet (1846–1922), British MP and Lord Mayor of London
Sir Charles Hanson, 2nd Baronet (1874–1958), British politician
Charlie Hanson, British producer and director
Chris Hanson (born 1976), American football player
Chris Hanson (born 1985), English golfer
Christian Hanson (footballer) (born 1981), British football player
Christian Hanson (ice hockey) (born 1986), American ice hockey player
Curtis Hanson (1945–2016), American film director
Curt Hanson (1943-2017), American politician
David Hanson (politician) (born 1957), British politician, MP from Delyn, Wales
Dave Hanson (politician) (born 1960/1961), Canadian politician, MLA for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills, Alberta
Dave Hanson (footballer) (born 1968), former football striker
David Hanson (ice hockey) (born 1954), ice hockey player, most famous for his role in Slap Shot
David Hanson, guitarist with progressive rock band GoodThunder
David Hanson (robotics designer), American sculptor and robotics researcher
David Hanson (computer scientist), American software engineer
David J. Hanson (born 1941), American sociologist
David Hanson (producer), British television producer
Duane Hanson (1925–1996), American sculptor
Einar Hanson (1899–1927), Swedish film actor
Erik Hanson (baseball) (b. 1965), American baseball player
Edward Hanson, (1889–1959), United States Navy Rear admiral
Frederick Hanson (late 20th century), Australian Commissioner of the New South Wales Police 1972–1976
Fritz Hanson (1914–1996), American-born Canadian football player
Gillian Hanson (1934 – 1996), British physician
Glen Hanson, Canadian cartoonist and illustrator
Greg Hanson (1967-) American Operations Manager
Harold Hanson (1904–1973), South African politician
Hart Hanson (born 1957), American creator of Bones (TV Series)
Helen Hanson (1874 – 1926), British physician, missionary and suffragist.
Howard Hanson (1896–1981), American composer, conductor and educator
Hamza Yusuf Hanson (born 1958), American Muslim scholar and director of the Zaytuna Institute, California
Isaac Hanson (born 1980), American pop/rock musician
James Hanson, Baron Hanson (1922–2004), English industrialist
James Hanson (footballer, born 1904), English footballer for Manchester United
James Hanson (footballer, born 1987), English footballer for AFC Wimbledon
James Hanson (footballer, born 1995), English footballer for Derby County
James Hanson (rugby union) (born 1988), Australian rugby union player (hooker) for Queensland Reds
James C. Hanson (born 1862), American politician
Jane Hanson (born 1955), American television host
Janine Hanson (born December 14, 1982) is a Canadian rower from Winnipeg.
Jason Hanson (born 1970), American professional football player
Jeffrey O. Hanson (1958-2006), American politician
Jeff Hanson (1978–2009), American singer-songwriter
Jennifer Hanson (born 1974), American country singer
Jimmy Hanson (1904–?), English football player
Jo Hanson (1918-2007), American environmental artist and activist
Joel Hanson (contemporary), American singer and guitarist
John Hanson (disambiguation), several people
Kristine Hanson (born 1951), American Playboy Playmate and television weather person
Kristy Hanson (born 1981), American singer-songwriter
Lars Hanson (1886–1965), Swedish stage and film actor
Linda N. Hanson, President of Hamline University
Marcy Hanson (born 1952), American Playboy Playmate and actress
Margus Hanson (born 1958), Estonian politician
Mark Hanson (born 1946), Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Marla Hanson (born 1962), American screenwriter and ex-model
Martin Hanson (born 1971), Swedish football referee
Marv Hanson, American politician
Matt Hanson (born 1971), American author, film producer and film director
Mitchell Hanson, English football defender
Norwood Russell Hanson (1925–1967), American philosopher
Ole Hanson (1874–1940), American real estate developer and politician
Paul D. Hanson (born 1939), American biblical scholar
Pauline Hanson (born 1954), Australian politician and television personality
Per Albin Hansson (1885–1946), Prime Minister of Sweden
Peter Hanson (born 1971), Swedish golfer
Peter Hansson, Swedish heavy metal guitarist
Petter Hansson, (born 1976), Swedish footballer
Pontus Hanson (1894–1962), Swedish breaststroke swimmer and water polo player
Ray Hanson (died 1982), American college football coach
Raymond Alvah Hanson (1923–2009), American entrepreneur, inventor and engineer
Raymond Hanson (composer) (1913–1976), Australian composer and lecturer
Raymond Hanson (cricketer) (born 1951), English cricketer
Ray Hanson (1895–1982), American football coach
Sir Reginald Hanson (1840–1905), Lord Mayor of London, Member of Parliament
Richard Hanson (1879–1948), Canadian politician
Richard Hanson (bishop) (1916–1988), bishop of Clogher in the Church of Ireland, 1970–1973
Richard Hanson (Australian politician) (1805–1876), British-Australian chief justice of South Australia
Richard Hanson (Missouri politician), secretary of state of Missouri in 1994
Robert Hanson (disambiguation), several people
Robert M. Hanson (1920–1944), American Marine Corps aviator
Robin Hanson (born 1959), American professor of economics
Roger Hanson “Old Flintlock” (1827–1863), general in the American confederate army
Roger L. Hanson (1925–2005), American politician
Sam Hanson (born 1939), Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court
Sharon Hanson (born 1965), American heptathlete
Stephen Hanson (cricketer) (1931–1997), South African cricketer
Sven Hansson (1912–1971), Swedish cross country skier
Sven Ove Hansson (born 1951), Swedish academic, philosopher, author and skeptic
Taylor Hanson (born 1983), American pop/rock musician
Todd Hanson (born 1968), American writer and voice actor
Tommy Hanson (1986-2015), Major League Baseball pitcher
Tom Hanson (American football) (1907–1985), American football halfback
Thomas Hawkins Hanson (1750–1812), American military general
Thomas S. Hanson (born 1939), American politician
Thomas Grafton Hanson (1865–1945), United States Army officer
Tom Hanson (actor), actor and director
Tom Hanson (Australian footballer) (1891–1986), Australian rules footballer
Tom Hanson (photojournalist) (1967–2009), Canadian photojournalist
Travis Hanson, American rally car driver
Walter R. Hanson (1931-2014), American politician
Vic Hanson (1903–1982), American football and basketball player
Victor Davis Hanson (born 1953), American military historian and political essayist
Vince Hanson (1923–2009), American basketball player
Zachary Hanson (born 1985), American pop/rock musician

American Revolution Veterans
Aaron Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of 2nd Lieutenant
Abraham Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Anthony Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Sergeant
Charles Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Sergeant
Daniel Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Derick Hanson, New York, Rank of Captain
Ebenezer Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Corporal
Elijah Hanson, Virginia, Rank of Fifer
Fredk Hanson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Gelaliah Hanson, Connecticut, Rank of Sng
Handick Hanson, New York, Rank of 1st Lieutenant
Handrick Hanson, New York, Rank of 1st Lieutenant
Isaac Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Drummer
John Hanson, New York, Rank of Ensign
Jonathan Hanson, Massachusetts, Rank of Private
Joseph Hanson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Lamuel Hanson, Maryland, Rank of Ensign
Nathan Hanson, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Richard Hanson, Virginia, Rank of Corporal
Samuel Hanson, Maryland, Rank of Ensign
Shadrach Hanson, Virginia, Rank of Private
Stephen Hanson, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Timothy Hanson, Connecticut, Rank of Private
William Hanson, Virginia, Rank of Private

Civil War Veterans
Aaron Hanson, 6th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Abel Hanson, 139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Abraham Hanson, 155th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Acel Hanson, 50th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Adam Hanson, 32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Adison Hanson, 95th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Adolphus Hanson, 1st Battalion, Nevada Cavalry, Union, Nevada
Albert Hanson, 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry, Union, Maine
Alexander Hanson, 183rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union Pennsylvania
Alfred Hanson, 97th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Allen Hanson, 7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Union, Michigan
Allison Hanson, 56th Regiment, New York Infantry National Guard, Union, New York
Ambrose Hanson, 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Amond Hanson, 1st Battalion, Dakota Cavalry, Union, Dakota Territory
Amos Hanson, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Ander Hanson, 1st Battalion, Delaware Cavalry, Union, Delaware
Andrew Hanson, 1st Regiment, California Cavalry, Union, California
Anthony Hanson, 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate, Virginia
Anun Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Union, Wisconsin
Aquilla Hanson, 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Archibald Hanson, 64th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Armstead Hanson, Cobb’s Legion, Georgia, Confederate, Georgia
Arthar Hanson, 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Asa Hanson, 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry, Union, Maine
Aslack Hanson, Provisional Permanent Battalion, Camp Randall, Union, Wisconsin
Asmus Hanson, 7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Union, Michigan
August Hanson, 44th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Augustus Hanson, 5th Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Union, Rhode Island
Austin Hanson, 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Barney Hanson, 72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Batice Hanson, 92nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Benjamin Hanson, 5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Bennett Hanson, 22nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Bernard Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Union, Massachusetts
Boyd Hanson, 58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Brazil Hanson, 13th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, Confederate, Louisiana
Bristol Hanson, 58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Brown Hanson, 4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Union, Wisconsin
Caleb Hanson, 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Carl Hanson, 22nd Battalion, Georgia Heavy Artillery, Confederate, Georgia
Casper Hanson, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Chancey Hanson, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Charles Hanson, 6th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union, Connecticut
Chris Hanson, 176th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Chrisopher Hanson, Graham’s Company, Missouri Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Christian Hanson, 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Collins Hanson, 15th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Cornelius Hanson, 1st Field Battery, Texas Light Artillery, Confederate, Texas
Cyrus Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Daniel Hanson, 11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Union, Indiana
David Hanson, 3rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Dempsey Hanson, 18th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Dewitt Hanson, 104th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Eben Hanson, 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Ebenezer Hanson, 20th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Edgar Hanson, 51st Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Edmund Hanson, 8th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Edouard Hanson, Sappers and Miners, CSA, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Edward Hanson, 8th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Edwin Hanson, 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Egbert Hanson, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Union, Minnesota
Elbert Hanson, 4th Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, Confederate, Louisiana
Elbridge Hanson, 1st Regiment, District of Columbia Cavalry, Union, District of Columbia
Eli Hanson, 1st Battalion, Maine Light Artillery, Union, Maine
Elias Hanson, 1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Union, Maryland
Elijah Hanson, 25th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Enoch Hanson, 30th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Ephraim Hanson, 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Erasmus Hanson, 11th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union, Connecticut
Eric Hanson, 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Erik Hanson, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Esau Hanson, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate, Virginia
Ezekiel Hanson, 10th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Fielden Hanson, 7th Regiment, Confederate Cavalry, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Forest Hanson, 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Francis Hanson, 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Frank Hanson, 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves, Confederate, Mississippi
Franklin Hanson, 4th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Frederick Hanson, 13th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union, Connecticut
Friedrich Hanson, 26th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Furgas Hanson, 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Gardiner Hanson, 26th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Union, New York
Gardner Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
George Hanson, 10th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Union, Maryland
Gideon Hanson, 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Gilbert Hanson, 38th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Gotfried Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Union, Iowa
Gotlieb Hanson, 90th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Granville Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Union, Iowa
Greenberry Hanson, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Gunder Hanson, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Gustave Hanson, 17th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate, Tennessee
Gustavus Hanson, 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Halvar Hanson, 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Halven Hanson, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Union, Minnesota
Hamilton Hanson, 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Hamon Hanson, 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Hanford Hanson, 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry, Union, Nebraska Territory
Hans Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry, Union, Rhode Island
Harlan Hanson, 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Harris Hanson, 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Harrison Hanson, 7th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Hellick Hanson, Henshaw’s Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, Union, Illinois
Henrich Hanson, 13th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Union, New York
Henry Hanson, 3rd Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Hens Hanson, 12th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Herman Hanson, 145th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Hines Hanson, 33rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Holvar Hanson, 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinios
Homer Hanson, 13th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Union, Maryland
Horace Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Horatio Hanson, 7th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Howard Hanson, 9th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Hugh Hanson, Moseley’s Regiment, Mississippi, Confederate, Mississippi
Hunn Hanson, 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Ingrold Hanson, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Union, Minnesota
Isaac Hanson, 14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Isham Hanson, 20th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Israel Hanson, 27th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Ivory Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Jacob Hanson, 39th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
James Hanson, 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Jason Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry, Union, Massachusetts
Jefferson Hanson, 14th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Jehu Hanson, 184th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Jens Hanson, 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Ohio
Jere Hanson, 63rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Jeremiah Hanson, 6th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Union, New York
Jerome Hanson, 30th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Jerrs Hanson, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Jess Hanson, 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Jesse Hanson, 12th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Joel Hanson, President’s Guard, CSA, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Joeph Hanson, 32nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Johanas Hanson, 46th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
John Hanson, 4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry, Union, Delaware
Jonas Hanson, 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Jonathan Hanson, 1st Regiment, Massachusetts, Heavy Artillery, Union, Massachusettts
Jordan Hanson, 11th Battalion, North Carolina Home Guards, Confederate, North Carolina
Joseph Hanson, Tucker’s Regiment, Confederate Infantry, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Joshua Hanson, 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Confederate, Arkansas
Josiah Hanson, 76th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Judson Hanson, 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Julius Hanson, 4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry, Union, Delaware
Knud Hanson, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Union, Wisconsin
Knute Hanson, 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Lars Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Union, Minnesota
Lawrence Hanson, 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Leander Hanson, 1st Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Lemuel Hanson, 30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Leonard Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Levi Hanson, 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Lewis Hanson, 152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Llewellyn Hanson, 19th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Lloyd Hanson, 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Loren Hanson, 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Lorenzo Hanson, 30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Losis Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Louis Hanson, 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Luzern Hanson, 12th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Union, Tennessee
Manoah Hanson, 63rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Marbin Hanson, 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Mark Hanson, 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry, Union, Nebraska Territory
Marshall Hanson, 123rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Martin Hanson, 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Martinus Hanson, 43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Mathias Hanson, 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Matthew Hanson, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Matthias Hanson, 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Michael Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Mons Hanson, 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Morgan Hanson, 115th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Morris Hanson, 32nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Moses Hanson, 41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Nari Hanson, 2nd Battalion, Pioneer Brigade, Unio, Union volunteers
Nathaniel Hanson, 1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery, Union, Maine
Ned Hanson, 91st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Neils Hanson, 7th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Union, Vermont
Nelson Hanson, 5th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Union, Iowa
Nicholas Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry, Union, Louisiana
Nicoli Hanson, 1st Regiment, Texas Heavy Artillery, Confederate, Texas
Niels Hanson, 8th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Nils Hanson, 29th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Noah Hanson, 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Notley Hanson, 2nd Battalion, Maryland Infantry, Confederate, Maryland
Olaf Hanson, 102nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Olans Hanson, 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Ole Hanson, 8th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Oliver Hanson, 15th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Olof Hanson, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Cavalry, Union, Connecticut
Orin Hanson, 15th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Orlando Hanson, 7th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Other Hanson, 124th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Otto Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Maryland cavalry, Union, Maryland
Parker Hanson, 4th Regiment, Maine Infantry, union, Maine
Patrick Hanson, 24th Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Union, Massachusetts
Paul Hanson, 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Union, Pennsylvania
Peter Hanson, 1st Regiment, Colorado Cavalry, Union, Colorado Territory
Phil Hanson, 12th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry, Confederate, Mississippi
Philip Hanson, 23rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery, Union, Indiana
Phineas Hanson, 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry, Confederate, South Carolina
Plumer Hanson, 29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Potter Hanson, 4th Regiment, Confederate Engineer Troops, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Randolph Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Rastmus Hanson, 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Reuben Hanson, 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Rhodes Hanson, Chandler’s Company, National Guards, New Hampshire Militia, Union, New Hampshire
Richard Hanson, 47th Regiment, New York State Militia, Union, New York
Robert Hanson, 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Rodolph Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Roger Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Confederate, Kentucky
Runnis Hanson, 133rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Samuel Hanson, 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Silas Hanson, 136th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Simeon Hanson, 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Union, Ohio
Siver Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Solomon Hanson, 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Stangoin Hanson, 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Union, Iowa
Steen Hanson, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Stener Hanson, 19th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Stephen Hanson, 115th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Swan Hanson, 58th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Sylvester Hanson, Signal Corps (Regular Army), Union, Union Regular Army
Tapley Hanson, 55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union, Kentucky
Tennis Hanson, 2nd Independent Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery, Union, Minnesota
Thaddeus Hanson, 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Theodore Hanson, 4th Regiment, California Infantry, Union, California
Thomas Hanson, 11th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union, Connecticut
Timothy Hanson, 9th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Union, Ohio
Torbjon Hanson, 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Torey Hanson, 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Torger Hanson, 47th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Tosten Hanson, 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry, Union, Kansas
Toygen Hanson, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Tracy Hanson, 176th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Victor Hanson, 28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Union, Michigan
Walter Hanson, Purnell Legion, Maryland Infantry, Union, Maryland
Waple Hanson, 102nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Warren Hanson, 25th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Warrick Hanson, 58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Wilder Hanson, 145th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
William Hanson, 1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry, Union, Delaware
Willis Hanson, 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Wilson Hanson, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery, Union, Ohio
Zenos Hanson, 42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois

Hanson Coat of Arms Meaning

The four main devices (symbols) in the Hanson blazon are the martlet, mascle, lion and chevron. The three main tinctures (colors) are or, sable and azure .

The bright yellow colour frequently found in coats of arms is known to heralds as Or, or sometimes simply as Gold.1Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27. Along with, argent, or silver it forms the two “metals” of heraldry – one of the guidelines of heraldic design is that silver objects should not be placed upon gold fields and vice versa 2A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85. The yellow colour is often associated with the Sun, and the zodiacal sign of Leo.3Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53.

Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur 4A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable. In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known 5Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26. Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy 6The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35.

The bright, strong blue color in Heraldry is known in English as azure, and similarly in other European languages – azul in Spanish, azurro in Italian and azur in French. The word has its roots in the Arabic word lazura, also the source of the name of the precious stone lapis lazuli 7A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure. Despite this, those heralds who liked to associate colours with jewels chose instead to describe blue as Sapphire. According to Wade, the use of this colour symbolises “Loyalty and Truth” 8The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36.

The martlett is by far the most common bird to appear in British Heraldry, perhaps only equalled by the eagle, however it is not a species ever to be found in an ornithologists handbook! The word itself is though to have come from the French word merlette, the female blackbird and itself a similar type of charge used in French Heraldry. 9A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Martlet. Over time the image has become quite stylised, without visible legs or distinctive feathers. Wade suggests that this representation arises from “the appearance of the bird of paradise to ancient travellers” 10The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P79. Other bird species may be named in coats of arms (cornish chough is a frequent example) but in actual execution their appearance is often indistinguishable from the martlet.

The mascle is a close relative of the lozenge or diamond shape, but with the centre cut away revealing the background underneath. 11A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Mascle. Guillim, writing in the 17th century reckoned the mascle to represent the mesh of a net, being the biblical symbol for “persuasion, whereby men are induced to virtue and verity”. 12A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P234

The art of heraldry would be significantly poorer if we were without the lion in all its forms. Most general works on Heraldry devote at least one chapter solely to this magnificent creature and its multifarious depictions 13A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P172 14Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 63 15Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P140. Some of the earliest known examples of heraldry, dating right back to the knighting of Geoffrey of Anjou in 1127, where he is shown with six such beasts upon his shield 16A Treatise on Heraldry, J. Woodward, W & A.K Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1896, P45 .The great authority on heraldic symbology, Wade, points out the high place that the lion holds in heraldry, “as the emblem of deathless courage” 17The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P60, a sentiment echoed equally today.

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References   [ + ]

1. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
2. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
3. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
4. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
5. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
6. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
7. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure
8. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
9. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Martlet
10. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P79
11. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Mascle
12. A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P234
13. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P172
14. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 63
15. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P140
16. A Treatise on Heraldry, J. Woodward, W & A.K Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1896, P45
17. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P60