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Ganser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a breeder or keeper of geese from an agent derivative of Middle High German gans ‘goose’.

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


Similar surnames: Gander, Genser, Gaiser, Ganter, Ganster, Gasser, Manser, Gansen

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Where is the Ganser family from?

You can see how Ganser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Ganser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Ganser's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ganser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ganser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ganser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ganser. 27% of Ganser men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Ganser women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganser were Salesman and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ganser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganser 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 934 immigration records available for the last name Ganser. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ganser. For the veterans among your Ganser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganser lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ganser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ganser in 1954 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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