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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hanssen

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Originally a patronymic from Hans +‎ -sen. Variant of the more common Hansen.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hanssen

Robert Hanssen is a former fbi agent, spy for the soviet union, later the russian federation, federal bureau of investigation, soviet union, and russia. Robert is also known as Ramon Garcia, Jim Baker, G. Robertson, Graysuit, and "B".


Henrik Hanssen is a director of surgery, consultant in general surgery, chief executive officer, consultant (medicine), and general surgery.


Helmer Hanssen was a seal hunter, ice pilot, polar explorer, and captain. Helmer was born on September 24th, 1870 in Bjørnskinn, Nordland, Norway. He left this life on August 2nd, 1956.



Gène Hanssen is a soccer player for the Roda JC Kerkrade, Tokyo Verdy, and VVV-Venlo. Gène was born on January 9th, 1959 in Kerkrade.


Levi Hanssen is a soccer player for the Havnar Bóltfelag, B36 Tórshavn, Skála ÍF, EB/Streymur, Faroe Islands national under-17 football team, Faroe Islands national under-19 football team, and Faroe Islands national under-21 football team. Levi was born on February 24th, 1988 in Wellington.


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Popularity of Hanssen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hanssen U.S.
  White 93.70% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hanssen

People with the last name Hanssen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hanssen

  • How Popular is the name Hanssen? As a last name Hanssen was the 26,126th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hanssen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hanssen is Saturday, March 15th, 1919.
  • How unique is the name Hanssen? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hanssen. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hanssen: Your name in reverse order is Nessnah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Essnnah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hanssen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 937 people with the last name Hanssen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hanssen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hanssen as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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