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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

What did your Gans ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Gans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gans 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gans. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gans. For the veterans among your Gans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gans Life Expectancy

What is the average Gans lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gans

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gans 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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