When Lars Hansen was born on 7 February 1834, in Enningdal, Idd, Smaalenenes, Norway, his father, Hans Peder Larsen, was 20 and his mother, Bertie Anderson, was 30. He married Maren Johanne Olsdr in 1855. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 5 March 1917, at the age of 83.
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.