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Gangl Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: from the short form of the personal name Gangolf or its reversal Wolfgang, from Old High German gang- ‘gait’, ‘walk’ + wolf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Gange, Ganje, Gann, Gabel, Gal, Hang, Mancl, Dang, Zang, Angel

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Where is the Gangl family from?

You can see how Gangl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gangl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Gangl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Gangl families living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gangl's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Gangl families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gangl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gangl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gangl. 25% of Gangl men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Gangl women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gangl were Machinist and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gangl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gangl 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 453 immigration records available for the last name Gangl. 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 551 military records available for the last name Gangl. For the veterans among your Gangl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gangl lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gangl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gangl in 1959 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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