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Ganje Name Meaning

South German: unexplained; perhaps a respelling of Gänge, a nickname from Middle High German genge ‘fit’, or a pet form of Johann, a variant of the personal name Johannes.

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


Similar surnames: Gange, Gacke, Gann, Range, Game, Galle, Pane, Cane, Gans, Hance

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Where is the Ganje family from?

You can see how Ganje families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganje family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Ganje families living in North Dakota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ganje's in the USA. North Dakota had the highest population of Ganje families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ganje surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ganje ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ganje. 44% of Ganje men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    44%
  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    100%
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Census Records

There are 416 census records available for the last name Ganje. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganje 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 57 immigration records available for the last name Ganje. 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 138 military records available for the last name Ganje. For the veterans among your Ganje ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganje lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Ganje life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ganje in 1960 was 44, and 74 in 2003.

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