Gant Family History

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Gant Name Meaning

French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from Old French gant ‘glove’ (of Germanic origin). German: of uncertain origin. In the south, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Gander. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ (see Ganter 1), for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign (see 1). A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans, from Low German gante ‘goose’.

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

Similar surnames: Gast, Gaunt, Gans, Gent, Ganz, Gann, Kant, Grant, Gatt, Wang

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Gant Family Origin

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Gant Family Occupations

What did your Gant ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gant. 3% of Gant men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Gant women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gant were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife

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

Gant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Gant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gant 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gant. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Gant. For the veterans among your Gant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gant Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gant in 1944 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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