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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Jen Family Origin

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Jen Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Jen. 42% of Jen men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    42%
  • Cook
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Restaurant
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Jen Life Expectancy

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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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