Gantt Family History

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Gantt Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: probably a variant of French, English, or German Gant.

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

Similar surnames: Gant, Gaunt, Gantert, Gatt, Gantz, Catt, Gavitt, Gent, Ante, Lautt

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Gantt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gantt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gantt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Gantt Family Origin

Where is the Gantt family from?

Gantt Family Occupations

What did your Gantt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gantt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gantt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gantt. A less common occupation for the Gantt family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gantt Historical Records

What Gantt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Gantt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gantt 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 966 immigration records available for the last name Gantt. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gantt. For the veterans among your Gantt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gantt Life Expectancy

What is the average Gantt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gantt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gantt in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gantt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gantt 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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