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Gann Family History

Gann Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McGann.German: from the personal name Gano, or, in Austria, a short form of Candidus, a personal name from Latin candidus ‘bright’, ‘white’, ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’ (see Kann).German: topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree, Middle High German gant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

452,478 Historical Documents with Gann on Ancestry.com
67,467 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,181 Military Records
3,004 Immigration Records
46,195 Census and Voter Lists
325,631 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gann Families

  • Number of Gann families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gann families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gann families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gann Family Origin

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Gann Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gann

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Gann Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gann census records

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Gann Civil War Service Records

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