Jenning Family History

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Jenning Name Meaning

German: patronymic from or pet form of a reduced form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jennings, Janning, Wenning, Benning, Henning, Kenning, Penning

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Jenning Family Origin

Where is the Jenning family from?

Jenning Family Occupations

What did your Jenning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Shoe Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenning. A less common occupation for the Jenning family was Farm Labourer. The most common Jenning occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Jenning's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoe Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jenning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jenning Historical Records

What Jenning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Jenning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenning. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jenning. For the veterans among your Jenning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenning Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenning lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Jenning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Jenning in 1964 was 72, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jenning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jenning ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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