HANSEN (Denmark>US) – Part II

Meaning/Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Hans-son/Hans/sen. Meaning: Patrynomic name meaning “Son of Hans,” or Johannes, which is the Danish form of John.

Origin: Danish

Variations: In this family, none, but there are enough forms of this name that everyone knows a large number—Hanson, Hansson, Jones, Johnson, etc… I’ve actually got this name in several spots on my tree—both the Bordewick spouses and the Hansen spouses have variations on the name, and will be covered on their own.

Relation to me: In this case, this is my father's mother's mother's maiden name, which is one of those Family Tree Maker annoyances, as her maiden name was the same as her husband's, and it warns you each time you use the same last name for both spouses.

Ancestors: (Most recent to least)
i: Hansen, Oline, 1886 – 1929, Fjenneslev, Denmark; Holger Hansen, 2 daughters, 1 son

ii: Rasmus Hansen, 1845 – 1895, Knudstrup, Denmark; Maren Nielsen, no children, Maren Olsen, 3 sons, 3 daughters

iii: Nielsen, Hans , abt 1816 - ?, Denmark; Maren Rasmussen, 5 sons
(this connection has not yet been confirmed)

Looking for:
Conformation that Hans and Maren are Rasmus's parents, or any alternate family information that would prove a different family ancestry. Everything from Rasmus and his wife and down we are certain of, so it is only their ancestry that is in question, and any siblings they might have had. I have been told that Oline and her brother Hans came over to the states in the 1800s with family, so I assume that is either one of Rasmus or Maren's siblings's families.


Miss Foodie2shoes May 22, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

I just have to say that Rasmus is the coolest name of all time. Sorry I can't help with what you're trying to confirm, but I just thought I'd throw that out there...

Elf Flame May 22, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

It is a fun name. It is also, unfortunately, a *VERY* common first name for boys in Denmark. It's like naming your son William or Robert here in the states.

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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.