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Ganzer Name Meaning

South German: variant of Ganser. Slavic habitational name from a place so named in the district of Ruppin.

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


Similar surnames: Gander, Ganter, Danzer, Genzer, Tanzer, Lanzer, Manzer, Galler, Lazer

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Where is the Ganzer family from?

You can see how Ganzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganzer family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganzer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ganzer family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Ganzer's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Ganzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ganzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ganzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ganzer. 32% of Ganzer men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Ganzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganzer were Machinist and Saleslady.

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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
    32%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Housekeeper
    31%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Saleslady
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ganzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganzer 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 713 immigration records available for the last name Ganzer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ganzer. For the veterans among your Ganzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganzer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ganzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ganzer in 1953 was 55, and 87 in 2004.

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