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Gahn Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Jahn, Hahn, Rahn, Gahr, Gann, Gohn, Kahn, Fahn, Hahne, Bahn

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Where is the Gahn family from?

You can see how Gahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gahn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Gahn families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Gahn's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gahn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gahn. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gahn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 994 immigration records available for the last name Gahn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gahn. For the veterans among your Gahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gahn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gahn in 1944 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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