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Gentner Surname Meaning

South German: variant of Ganter

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

Similar surnames: Genter, Genthner, Gantner, Guentner, Gertner, Zentner, Sentner

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Where is the Gentner family from?

You can see how Gentner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gentner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gentner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Gentner families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Gentner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gentner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gentner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gentner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gentner. 18% of Gentner men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Gentner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gentner were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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What Gentner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gentner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentner 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 Gentner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gentner. For the veterans among your Gentner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gentner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gentner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gentner in 1954 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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