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Ganske Name Meaning

German: probably from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with gans a cognate of German ganz ‘whole’ (as in Gansmar) or possibly related to gand ‘magic’. In northern Germany it could be a variant of Gänsicke a diminutive of Gans

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Manske, Genske, Gange, Banse, Paske, Faske, Ganje, Gans, Tanke, Haske

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Where is the Ganske family from?

You can see how Ganske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganske family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ganske families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Ganske families living in Iowa. This was about 35% of all the recorded Ganske's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ganske families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ganske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ganske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ganske. 43% of Ganske men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Ganske women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganske were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    36%
  • Saleslady
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ganske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganske 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Ganske. 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 309 military records available for the last name Ganske. For the veterans among your Ganske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganske lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ganske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ganske in 1962 was 76, and 85 in 2004.

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