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Gander Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gander, Old English gand(r)a ‘gander’, ‘male goose’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of geese, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a gander in some way. English: variant of Ganter. North German: perhaps a habitational name from Gandern in Brandenburg. North German: nickname for a vain or self-important man from ganter ‘male goose’, ‘gander’. South German and Swiss German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German gant ‘scree’ (Swiss gand), or topographic name for someone living by an area of scree.

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


Similar surnames: Ganter, Mander, Lander, Wander, Sander, Zander, Glander, Ganser

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Gander Family Origin

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Gander Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Brick Mason

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gander. The most common Gander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Gander's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gander family was Brick Mason.

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Gander Life Expectancy

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