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Ganis Name Meaning

Greek and Turkish: nickname for a rich man, from Turkish gani ‘rich’, of Arabic origin. English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Banis, Manis, Ganim, Garis, Janis, Danis, Gans, Gail, Annis, Rans

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Where is the Ganis family from?

You can see how Ganis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Ganis families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Ganis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ganis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ganis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ganis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ganis. 39% of Ganis men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ganis women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganis were Farmer and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Dressmaker
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ganis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganis 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Ganis. 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 266 military records available for the last name Ganis. For the veterans among your Ganis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ganis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ganis in 1962 was 78, and 88 in 2004.

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