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

What did your Ganter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Watch Maker, Fancy Stationer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ganter. 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.

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  • Watch Maker

  • Fancy Stationer

  • Housekeeper

  • Shoeman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ganter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ganter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Ganter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ganter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ganter. For the veterans among your Ganter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ganter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ganter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ganter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ganter in 1952 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ganter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ganter 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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