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Gansen Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch gans; a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept or sold geese; alternatively, it may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, or, in some cases, a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by a sign depicting geese.

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


Similar surnames: Gans, Genser, Ganser, Gause, Hanen, Hanse, Garnsey, Hansen, Gaiser

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Gansen Family Origin

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Gansen Family Occupations

What did your Gansen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Builder, Confectioner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gansen. The most common Gansen occupation in the USA was Builder. 17% of Gansen's were Builders. A less common occupation for the Gansen family was R.R. Laborer.

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  • Builder

    17%
  • Confectioner

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • R.R. Laborer

    17%

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

Gansen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gansen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gansen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gansen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gansen in 1963 was 83, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gansen 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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