Gurganus Family History

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Gurganus Name Meaning

Of Welsh origin: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Gwrgenau, composed of the elements gwr ‘man’, ‘warrior’ + cenau ‘whelp’, ‘young dog’, a term used in Welsh heroic poetry for a soldier ferocious in attack.

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

Similar surnames: Gurman, Gargan, German, Murnane, Ramus, Burhans, Jurgens, Grass

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Gurganus Family Origin

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Gurganus Family Occupations

What did your Gurganus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gurganus family was Works On Farm. The most common Gurganus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Gurganus's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurganus.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


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

Gurganus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gurganus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurganus 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Gurganus. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gurganus. For the veterans among your Gurganus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurganus Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurganus lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gurganus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gurganus in 1941 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurganus 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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