Gange Family History

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Gange Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): of uncertain derivation. It may be a habitational name, perhaps from a place called Ganges in southern France. This is recorded in the 12th century as Agange and Aganthicum, perhaps from a derivative of Latin acanthus ‘bear’s-foot’. On the other hand, it may be from the Old Norse personal name Gangi, a cognate of Old English Gegn. German (Gänge): from Middle High German genge ‘common’, ‘circulating (among the people)’, ‘sprightly’, hence an occupational name for a hawker or peddler; perhaps also a nickname for an energetic person (see Genge 2). German (Gange or Gänge): from a short form of the personal names Wolfgang or Gangulf, both formed with Old High German gang- ‘gait’, ‘walk’ (+ wolf ‘wolf’).

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

Similar surnames: Gangl, Ganje, Range, Ganger, Gage, Grange, Game, Page, Ange, Cange

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Gange Family Origin

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Gange Family Occupations

What did your Gange ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gange family was Agricultural Labourer. Boot Maker, Farmer and (Formerly Domestic Servt) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gange. The most common Gange occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 5% of Gange's were Boot Makers.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Farmer

  • (Formerly Domestic Servt)

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Gange Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gange. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gange 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gange. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gange. For the veterans among your Gange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gange Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gange in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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