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Gansen Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch gans; a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept or sold geese; alternatively, it may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, or, in some cases, a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by a sign depicting geese.

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


Similar surnames: Gans, Genser, Ganser, Gause, Hanen, Hanse, Garnsey, Hansen, Gaiser

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Gansen Family Origin

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Gansen Family Occupations

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  • Builder

    17%
  • Confectioner

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • R.R. Laborer

    17%

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In 1880, Builder, Confectioner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gansen. A less common occupation for the Gansen family was R.R. Laborer. The most common Gansen occupation in the USA was Builder. 17% of Gansen's were Builders.

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Gansen Historical Records

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Gansen Life Expectancy

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