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Gann Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened form of McGann from Mag Gana. German: from the personal name Gano or in Austria a short form of Candidus a personal name from Latin candidus ‘bright white clear beautiful’ (see Kann ). German: topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree Middle High German gant.

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

Similar surnames: Kann, Dann, Mann, Ganz, Wann, Gant, Bann, Pann, Gunn, Rann

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Where is the Gann family from?

You can see how Gann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 112 Gann families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Gann's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gann families in 1891.
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What did your Gann ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired Civil Servant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gann. 50% of Gann men worked as a Retired Civil Servant and 70% of Gann women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gann were Colliery Hewer Heavy Work and Cook. .

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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 1939

  • Retired Civil Servant
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Gann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gann 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gann. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Gann. For the veterans among your Gann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gann lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gann in 1946 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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