Gander Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Gander Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gander, Old English gand(r)a ‘gander’, ‘male goose’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of geese, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a gander in some way. English: variant of Ganter. North German: perhaps a habitational name from Gandern in Brandenburg. North German: nickname for a vain or self-important man from ganter ‘male goose’, ‘gander’. South German and Swiss German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German gant ‘scree’ (Swiss gand), or topographic name for someone living by an area of scree.

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


Similar surnames: Ganter, Mander, Lander, Wander, Sander, Zander, Glander, Ganser

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gander Family Origin

Where is the Gander family from?

Gander Family Occupations

What did your Gander ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gander occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Gander's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gander. A less common occupation for the Gander family was Plasterer.

View Census data for Gander | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    18%
  • Clerk

    12%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Plasterer

    12%

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

Gander Historical Records

What Gander family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gander census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Gander

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gander. 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.

View all Gander immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Gander military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gander family history.

Gander Life Expectancy

What is the average Gander lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gander in 1956 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gander 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.

Famous Gander Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name