When Ole Hansen was born about 1731, in Neskollen, Nes, Akershus, Norway, his father, Hans Wogstad Olsen, was 41 and his mother, Giertrud Hansdatter, was 36. He married Mari Hansdatter on 28 October 1756. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died about 1792, at the age of 63.
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.
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