When Maren Hansen was born on 10 April 1839, in Rakkeby, Børglum, Denmark, her father, Hans Peter Laursen, was 27 and her mother, Zidsel Marie Christensdatter, was 33. She lived in Rakkeby, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1840.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.
Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.
Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.