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Gunther Name Meaning

German (mainly Günther): variant of Gunter .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gunter, Ganther, Ginther, Gonter, Panther, Gunder, Ganter, Gurtler

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Where is the Gunther family from?

You can see how Gunther families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunther family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunther families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Gunther families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gunther's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Gunther families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gunther surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gunther ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gunther. 10% of Gunther men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gunther women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunther were Clerk and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Gunther. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunther census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunther. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Gunther. For the veterans among your Gunther ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunther lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gunther life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gunther in 1943 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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