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Gunst Family History

Gunst Name Meaning

German: from a vernacular short form of the personal name Constant or Constantine . German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle war’. Swedish: soldier's name from gunst ‘goodwill’. Danish: of German origin (see above).

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

Similar surnames: Kunst, Gust, Gast, Gunsch, Grunst, Muns, Guyot, Gundy, Ernst, Funt

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Where is the Gunst family from?

You can see how Gunst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunst families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Gunst families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Gunst's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gunst families in 1911.
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What did your Gunst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gunst. 24% of Gunst men worked as a Farmer and 56% of Gunst women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunst were Farming and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Spinner
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gunst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunst 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunst. 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 Gunst. For the veterans among your Gunst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunst lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gunst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gunst in 1956 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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