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Guenther Family History

Guenther Name Meaning

German (Günther): from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of gund ‘battle’ + hari heri ‘army’. Compare Gunther .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gunter, Guentner, Guenthner, Genther, Grether, Bueter, Roether

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Where is the Guenther family from?

You can see how Guenther families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guenther family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Guenther families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 49 Guenther families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Guenther's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Guenther families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guenther surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guenther ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Guenther. 69% of Guenther men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Guenther women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Guenther. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guenther 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Guenther. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Guenther. For the veterans among your Guenther ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guenther lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Guenther life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Guenther in 1944 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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