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Danish grandfather

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Danish grandfather

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 12:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hanson/Hansen
My father always said his father had come to England from Denmark as a young man, to look for work.
My parents were divorced & my father died in 1994.
All I know is my paternal grandfathers name was William Hanson. I believe he changed something in his surname to make it sound more English, so possibly the e to an o.
I have a copy of his marriage cert which tells me he was born 1901 & was a private in the Royal Tank Corps in 1927 when he married my grandmother. It also says his father was Henry Bernard Hanson, a Seaman. Possibly Henry was a middle name for my grandfather as my father was named Bernard William after himself & his father.
I think my father mentioned Copenhagen. But as he never met his paternal grandparents I can not be sure.
How can I possibly find any information? Any tips welcome.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
catmrs1959 11 Aug 2008 6:24PM GMT 
hedvigpj 19 Jan 2009 4:18PM GMT 
catmrs1959 21 Jan 2009 3:23PM GMT 
hedvigpj 21 Jan 2009 6:01PM GMT 
HughW36 21 Jan 2009 7:11PM GMT 
catmrs1959 22 Jan 2009 5:26PM GMT 
HughW36 22 Jan 2009 9:27PM GMT 
catmrs1959 23 Jan 2009 4:41PM GMT 
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