Ganter Family History

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Ganter Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for an official in charge of the legal auction of property confiscated in default of a fine; such a sale was known in Middle High German as a gant (from Italian incanto, a derivative of Late Latin inquantare ‘to auction’, from the phrase In quantum? ‘To how much (is the price raised)?’). German: metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German ganter, kanter ‘barrel rack’. German: variant of Gander 3. English: occupational name for a glover, from Old French gantier, an agent derivative of gant ‘glove’ (see Gant).

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


Similar surnames: Gander, Gantert, Panter, Ganster, Ganser, Canter, Kanter, Galler

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Ganter Family Origin

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Ganter Family Occupations

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  • Watch Maker

    22%
  • Fancy Stationer

    11%
  • Housekeeper

    11%
  • Shoeman

    11%

In 1881, the most common Ganter occupation in the UK was Watch Maker. 22% of Ganter's were Watch Makers. A less common occupation for the Ganter family was Shoeman. Watch Maker, Fancy Stationer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ganter.

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Ganter Historical Records

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Ganter Life Expectancy

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