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Ganson Name Meaning

Scottish and English: probably, as Black suggests, a patronymic from the personal name Gavin.

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


Similar surnames: Anson, Manson, Ranson, Janson, Hanson, Gannon, Landon, Jason, Gladson

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Where is the Ganson family from?

You can see how Ganson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 50 Ganson families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Ganson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ganson families in 1911.
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What did your Ganson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ganson. 74% of Ganson men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    74%
  • Cultivateur
    16%
  • Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Ganson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ganson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ganson in 1951 was 67, and 70 in 2004.

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