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The HANSEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 133,474 193 0.049 495
United States (1880 census) 9,248 647 0.018 185
Change since 1880 +124226 +454 +0.031 +310
Other Countries
Australia 6,519 200 0.040 399
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HANSEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 15,133 158 0.045 447
Utah 8,884 8 0.398 3,978
Wisconsin 8,765 20 0.163 1,634
Minnesota 8,662 21 0.176 1,761
Washington 8,387 36 0.142 1,423
Top States for HANSEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 8,884 8 0.398 3,978
Idaho 3,190 16 0.247 2,465
South Dakota 1,783 14 0.236 2,362
Nebraska 3,716 11 0.217 2,171
Iowa 5,954 15 0.203 2,035


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HANSEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HANSEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HANSEN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HANSEN by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HANSEN

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Denmark

Language of origin: Danish

Ethnic origin: Scandinavian

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HANSEN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HANSEN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HANSEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 801 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 654 0.49
Black/African American 534 0.4
White (Caucasian) 127,655 95.64
White (Hispanic) 2,162 1.62
Mixed Race 1,655 1.24

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HANSEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HANSEN in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HANSEN.

Similar names to HANSEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANSEN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HANSEN

The following words are slight variants of HANSEN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.