Ganson Family History

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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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Ganson Family Origin

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Ganson Family Occupations

What did your Ganson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ganson family was Keeps House. The most common Ganson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Ganson's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ganson.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Keeps House

    4%

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Ganson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ganson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganson 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 642 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 Card

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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Ganson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ganson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ganson 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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