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Ganter Surname Meaning

South German: occupational name for an official in charge of the legal auction of property confiscated in default of a fine; such a sale was known in Middle High German as a gant (from Italian incanto a derivative of Late Latin inquantare ‘to auction’ from the phrase In quantum? ‘To how much (is the price raised)?’). German: metonymic occupational name for a cooper from Middle High German ganter kanter ‘barrel rack’. German: variant of Gander This surname (in any of the possible senses; see also above) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). English and French: occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves from Middle English ga(u)nter Old French gantier. Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Gantar: occupational name from a dialect variant of gontar ‘shingler’. Alternatively perhaps a nickname or metonymic occupational name from gantar ‘wooden pedestal for barrels in the cellar’.

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

Similar surnames: Gander, Gantert, Panter, Ganster, Ganser, Canter, Kanter, Galler

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Where is the Ganter family from?

You can see how Ganter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ganter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ganter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 26 Ganter families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Ganter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ganter families in 1891.
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What did your Ganter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Watchmaker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ganter. 100% of Ganter men worked as a Watchmaker and 100% of Ganter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Watchmaker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ganter. For the veterans among your Ganter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ganter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ganter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ganter in 1952 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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