Ganster Family History

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Ganster Name Meaning

nickname for a vivacious or fiery man, from Middle High German ganster ‘spark’. nickname or occupational name from South German ganster ‘gander’. Compare Ganter.

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

Similar surnames: Ganter, Galster, Gander, Ganser, Gaiser, Finster, Panter, Genser

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Ganster Family Origin

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Ganster Family Occupations

What did your Ganster ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher Slaughterman Heavy Worker and Machinist (raincoats) And Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ganster. 34% of Ganster women worked as a Machinist (raincoats) And Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher Slaughterman Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Machinist (raincoats) And Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Ganster Historical Records

What Ganster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ganster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganster 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 305 immigration records available for the last name Ganster. 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 551 military records available for the last name Ganster. For the veterans among your Ganster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ganster Life Expectancy

What is the average Ganster lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ganster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ganster in 1947 was 52, and 99 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ganster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ganster 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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