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Gange Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): of uncertain derivation. It may be a habitational name, perhaps from a place called Ganges in southern France. This is recorded in the 12th century as Agange and Aganthicum, perhaps from a derivative of Latin acanthus ‘bear’s-foot’. On the other hand, it may be from the Old Norse personal name Gangi, a cognate of Old English Gegn. German (Gänge): from Middle High German genge ‘common’, ‘circulating (among the people)’, ‘sprightly’, hence an occupational name for a hawker or peddler; perhaps also a nickname for an energetic person (see Genge 2). German (Gange or Gänge): from a short form of the personal names Wolfgang or Gangulf, both formed with Old High German gang- ‘gait’, ‘walk’ (+ wolf ‘wolf’).

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


Similar surnames: Gangl, Ganje, Range, Ganger, Gage, Grange, Game, Page, Ange, Cange

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Where is the Gange family from?

You can see how Gange families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gange family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gange families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Gange family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Gange's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gange families in 1840.
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What did your Gange ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gange. 20% of Gange men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Gange women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gange were Machinist and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Packer
    20%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gange. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gange. For the veterans among your Gange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gange lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gange in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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