Gannett Family History

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Gannett Name Meaning

English: nickname probably for a voracious or raucous person, from Middle English ganet ‘solan goose’, ‘gannet’, from Old English ganot.

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

Similar surnames: Garnett, Gunnett, Arnett, Dunnett, Kinnett, Gantert, Gurnett, Pallett

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Gannett Family Origin

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Gannett Family Occupations

What did your Gannett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gannett family was Works In Shoe Factory. The most common Gannett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gannett's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gannett.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Book Keeper

  • Works In Shoe Factory


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gannett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gannett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gannett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gannett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gannett. 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 Card

There are 987 military records available for the last name Gannett. For the veterans among your Gannett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gannett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gannett lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gannett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gannett in 1960 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gannett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gannett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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