Late 16C English Given Names: Notes on Hansse

Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names

Notes on the name Hansse

Hansse: Probably for German Hans. He is described as Hansse Bovell, of Le Stilliard (i.e., The Steelyard), a merchant, and he died overseas. The Steelyard was where the Merchants of the Hanse (Hanseatic League) had their London trading establishment.

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