Ganesh Family History

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Ganesh Name Meaning

Indian (southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit ga?ne?sa ‘lord of the army’ (from ga?na ‘army’ + iša), an epithet of the elephant-headed god who is the son of Shiva. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states it is a variant of Ganesan. It is found only as a male given name in India, but used as a family name in the U.S. among South Indians.

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

Similar surnames: Ganesan, Ramesh, Eanes, Manes, Sanes, Banes, Ganas, Gates, Granese

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Ganesh Family Origin

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Ganesh Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ganesh. 40% of Ganesh men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Ganesh women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganesh were Production Line and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Electrician
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Production Line

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Cook

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

Ganesh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 130 census records available for the last name Ganesh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganesh 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 202 immigration records available for the last name Ganesh. 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 260 military records available for the last name Ganesh. For the veterans among your Ganesh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ganesh Life Expectancy

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Between 1979 and 2004, in the United States, Ganesh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ganesh in 1979 was 50, and 50 in 2004.

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