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Jann Family History

Jann Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Jann a shortened form of Johann . Compare Yann . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 鄭 see Zheng

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


Similar surnames: Janz, Jans, Jan, Jank, Jahn, Gann, Hann, Nann, Dann, Lann

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Where is the Jann family from?

You can see how Jann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Jann families living in Manitoba. This was about 31% of all the recorded Jann's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Jann families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jann. 17% of Jann men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Jann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jann were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jann 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 989 immigration records available for the last name Jann. 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 742 military records available for the last name Jann. For the veterans among your Jann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jann lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Jann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Jann in 1953 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

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