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Jen Family History

Jen Name Meaning

English, Danish, Dutch, etc.: variant of Jan. Chinese : variant of Ren 1.

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

Similar surnames: Jan, Ren, Jew, Jee, Pen, Jin, Jun, Jean, Jex, Oen

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Where is the Jen family from?

You can see how Jen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Jen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Jen families living in Quebec. This was about 42% of all the recorded Jen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Jen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Jen. 50% of Jen men worked as a Labourer.

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Restaurant
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jen. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Jen. For the veterans among your Jen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jen lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Jen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Jen in 1966 was 76, and 73 in 2004.

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