Ganz Family History

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Ganz Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of Gans ‘goose’. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Ganso, a cognate of modern German ganz ‘whole’, ‘all’. German: possibly also from an altered form, under Russian influence, of the personal name Hans, a short form of Johannes (see John). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German ganz ‘whole’.

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

Similar surnames: Ranz, Gatz, Gant, Gann, Manz, Sanz, Gans, Danz, Janz, Garb

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Ganz Family Origin

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Ganz Family Occupations

What did your Ganz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ganz occupation in Canada was Charron. 100% of Ganz's were Charrons.

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  • Charron


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Ganz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ganz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ganz 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 Ganz. 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 Ganz. For the veterans among your Ganz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ganz Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ganz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ganz in 1952 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ganz 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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