Hansen Dens pronunciation: [ˈhænsn] is a Dens-Norse patronymic surname, literally meanin son o Hans. It is the third maist common surname in Denmark, shared bi aboot 4.3% o the population. Hansen is the single maist common surname in Norrowey, no coontin spellin variations such as Hanssen, which are an aa quite common. In the Faroe Islands Hansen is the seicont maist common surname, while in the North German federal states o Schleswig-Holstein an Hamburg Hansen is the third an fift maist common surname, respectively. In Swaden the parallel form is Hansson. The frequent occurrences o Hansen as a surname ootside Denmark, Norrowey an Schleswig-Holstein is due tae immigration, though immigrants tae Inglis-speakin kintras aften chynged the spellin tae Hanson in order tae accommodate Inglis orthographic rules.