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J. Family History

J. Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ji, Jo, Ju, Lu, Yu, Ku, Li, Wu, Xu, Ko

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Where is the J. family from?

You can see how J. families moved over time by selecting different census years. The J. family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 59 J. families living in Mississippi. This was about 13% of all the recorded J.'s in USA. Mississippi had the highest population of J. families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the J. surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your J. ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your J. ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name J.. Like a window into their day-to-day life, J. 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 642 immigration records available for the last name J.. 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 J.. For the veterans among your J. ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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