When Lawrence Melvin Hanson was born on 15 April 1914, in Meeker, Minnesota, United States, his father, Arnt Magnus Hanson, was 34 and his mother, Christine Rasmusson, was 32. He married Linda Catherine Anderson on 8 November 1942, in Warwick, Benson, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Eddy, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Hillsdale Township, Eddy, North Dakota, United States for about 15 years. He died on 27 March 2005, in Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Benson, North Dakota, United States.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Hann or Hand + son; see Hand 5.
Irish: variant of Hampson .
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Hansson .