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Gantt Name Meaning

English: altered form of Gaunt .

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


Similar surnames: Gant, Gaunt, Gantert, Gatt, Gantz, Catt, Gavitt, Gent, Ante, Lautt

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Where is the Gantt family from?

You can see how Gantt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gantt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gantt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Gantt families living in South Carolina. This was about 47% of all the recorded Gantt's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Gantt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gantt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gantt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gantt. 23% of Gantt men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gantt women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gantt were Farming and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Laundress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Gantt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gantt 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 966 immigration records available for the last name Gantt. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gantt. For the veterans among your Gantt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gantt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gantt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gantt in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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