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Jenner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a designer or engineer from Middle English enginour ‘engineer maker or designer of military machines’ Old French engigneor enginior (a derivative of engaigne ‘cunning ingenuity stratagem device’). Engineers in the Middle Ages were primarily designers and builders of military machines although in peacetime they might turn their hands to architecture and other more pacific functions. In the 12th century ingeniator was used to denote someone who combined the duties of master mason and architect. Ailnoth ingeniator a military architect was surveyor of the king's buildings at Westminster and the Tower in 1157 and was in charge of building operations at Windsor 1166–7 He repaired Westminster Abbey after a fire and superintended the destruction of the castles of Framlingham and Walton. German: from the Latin personal name Januarius (see Janvier ). Jänner is a South German word for ‘January’ and so it is possible that this is one of the surnames acquired from words denoting months of the year for example by converts who had been baptized in that month people who were born or baptized in that month or people whose taxes were due in January.

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


Similar surnames: Venner, Fenner, Renner, Denner, Benner, Penner, Henner, Jenne, Menner

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You can see how Jenner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenner families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 82 Jenner families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Jenner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jenner families in 1911.
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What did your Jenner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jenner. 34% of Jenner men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Jenner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenner were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Student
    20%
  • Income
    20%
  • Nurse
    14%
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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Jenner. For the veterans among your Jenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jenner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Jenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Jenner in 1953 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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