Jan Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, North German, English, Polish, etc.; Czech and Slovak (Ján): from the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John). Slovenian: from a pet form of the personal name Janez (see John). Muslim: unexplained. Chinese : variant of Zhan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Jahn, Van, Jans, Han, Jank, Janz, Ban, Pan, Kan, Man

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Jan Family Origin

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Jan Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Jan occupation in Canada was Gardener. 50% of Jan's were Gardeners. Gardener and Miner Gold were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jan.

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  • Miner Gold


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Passenger List

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Jan Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Jan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Jan in 1952 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

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