Guenther Family History

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Guenther Name Meaning

German (Günther): from a Germanic personal name composed of gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Gunter, Guentner, Guenthner, Genther, Grether, Bueter, Roether

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Guenther Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Guenther name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Guenther. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Guenther Family Origin

Where is the Guenther family from?

Guenther Family Occupations

What did your Guenther ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Guenther family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guenther. The most common Guenther occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Guenther's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Guenther Historical Records

What Guenther family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Guenther. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guenther 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Guenther. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Guenther. For the veterans among your Guenther ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guenther Life Expectancy

What is the average Guenther lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Guenther life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Guenther in 1944 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guenther 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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