Ganske Family History

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Ganske Name Meaning

German: probably from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gans, a cognate of German ganz ‘whole’ (as in Gansmar), or possibly related to gand ‘magic’. In northern Germany, it could be a variant of Gänsicke, a diminutive of Gans 1.

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

Similar surnames: Manske, Genske, Gange, Banse, Paske, Faske, Ganje, Gans, Tanke, Haske

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Ganske Family Origin

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Ganske Family Occupations

What did your Ganske ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Matress Master were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ganske. 37% of Ganske men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Ganske women worked as a Matress Master. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ganske were Logger and Mecanicienne

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmers Son
  • Logger

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Matress Master
  • Mecanicienne

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

Ganske Historical Records

What Ganske family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ganske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganske 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Ganske. 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 309 military records available for the last name Ganske. For the veterans among your Ganske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ganske Life Expectancy

What is the average Ganske lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ganske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ganske in 1962 was 76, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ganske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ganske 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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