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Ganger Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Old English gangan ‘to walk’, hence possibly a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait; by the period of surname formation, however, the word had acquired the sense ‘go-between’ and it is likely that this meaning lies behind the surname in some instances. German (usually Gänger): variant of Gengler.

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


Similar surnames: Gange, Gander, Ranger, Ginger, Gager, Zanger, Ganter, Manger, Mander

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Where is the Ganger family from?

You can see how Ganger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Ganger families living in Ohio. This was about 54% of all the recorded Ganger's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ganger families in 1840.
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What did your Ganger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ganger. 21% of Ganger men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Ganger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganger were Salesman and Operator.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Operator
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ganger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ganger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ganger. For the veterans among your Ganger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ganger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ganger in 1957 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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