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Gano Name Meaning

French: variant of Ganeau, Ganot, or Guéneau, all derived from a personal name based on the Germanic element wan ‘hope’. This name came to America with the Huguenots.

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


Similar surnames: Gant, Ganz, Geno, Tano, Dano, Vano, Gann, Baro, Gan, Sanz

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Where is the Gano family from?

You can see how Gano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gano families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Gano families living in Ohio. This was about 37% of all the recorded Gano's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gano families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gano. 18% of Gano men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Gano women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gano were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Social Worker
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gano 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 Gano. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gano. For the veterans among your Gano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gano lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gano in 1956 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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