Gandara Family History

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Gandara Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern Portugal and Galicia so named from gandara ‘barren land’.

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


Similar surnames: Gander, Candia, Saldana, Cantara, Gandia, Caprara, Handal, Aldana

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Gandara Family Origin

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Gandara Family Occupations

What did your Gandara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gandara. 29% of Gandara men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Gandara women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gandara were Truck Driver and Finisher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
  • Counter Clerk
    7%
  • Finisher
    7%

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

Gandara Historical Records

What Gandara family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gandara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gandara 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 Gandara. 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 Card

There are 580 military records available for the last name Gandara. For the veterans among your Gandara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gandara Life Expectancy

What is the average Gandara lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gandara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gandara in 1956 was 52, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gandara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gandara 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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