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Gurganus Family History

Gurganus Name Meaning
Of Welsh origin: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Gwrgenau, composed of the elements gwr ‘man’, ‘warrior’ + cenau ‘whelp’, ‘young dog’, a term used in Welsh heroic poetry for a soldier ferocious in attack.

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

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167 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gurganus Families

  • Number of Gurganus families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gurganus Family Origin

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Gurganus Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gurganus

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Gurganus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gurganus Civil War Service Records

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