Gahn Family History

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Gahn Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jahn, Hahn, Rahn, Gahr, Gann, Gohn, Kahn, Fahn, Hahne, Bahn

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Gahn Family Origin

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Gahn Family Occupations

What did your Gahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gahn. 29% of Gahn men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gahn women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gahn were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gahn 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 994 immigration records available for the last name Gahn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gahn. For the veterans among your Gahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gahn Life Expectancy

What is the average Gahn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gahn in 1944 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gahn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gahn 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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