Gander Family History

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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

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Gander Family Origin

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Gander Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gander. 49% of Gander men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

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

Gander Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 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.

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Gander Life Expectancy

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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.

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