Gans Name Meaning

from Dutch and German gans ‘goose’, hence a nickname for a foolish person or a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred or tended geese, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a goose. nickname for a healthy or strong person, from Middle Low German gans ‘whole’, ‘complete’, ‘healthy’.

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


Similar surnames: Gaus, Gant, Krans, Ganz, Hand, Lang, Gann, Hans, Gass, Wang

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Gans Family Origin

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Gans Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gans. A less common occupation for the Gans family was Carpenter. The most common Gans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Gans's were Farmers.

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Gans Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Gans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gans in 1949 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gans

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