When Frants Julius Hansen was born on 31 December 1857, in Næstved, Sankt Mortens, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Hans Larsen, was 32 and his mother, Mette Nielsdatter, was 31. He had at least 3 sons and 7 daughters with Frederikke Marie Olsen. He lived in Næstved, Næstved, Storstrøm, Denmark in 1880 and Fensmark, Tybjerg, Præstø, Denmark for about 15 years.
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.