Hans Christian Hansen

Brief Life History of Hans Christian

When Hans Christian Hansen was born on 3 September 1870, in Gundslev, Nykøbing, Denmark, his father, Hans Jacob Rasmussen, was 43 and his mother, Ane Hansdatter, was 37.

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Hans Jacob Rasmussen
Ane Hansdatter
Rasmus Frederik Hansen
Bodil Kirstine Hansen
Hans Christian Hansen
Caroline Hansen

Sources (5)

  • Hans Christian Hansen in household of Hans Jacob Rasmussen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Hans Christian Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Anders Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (6)


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.


The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.


Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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