Gansen Family History

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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

What did your Gansen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Bar Attendant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gansen. 20% of Gansen women worked as a Bar Attendant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Bar Attendant
  • Domestic Duties
  • Independant Means
  • Retail Dealer Ladies Wear

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

Gansen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gansen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gansen 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Gansen. 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 568 military records available for the last name Gansen. For the veterans among your Gansen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gansen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gansen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gansen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gansen in 1963 was 83, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gansen 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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