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Jennings Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John. German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Jenning, Penning, Denning, Kenning, Henning, Jenniges, Janning

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Jennings Family Origin

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Jennings Family Occupations

What did your Jennings ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jennings. 23% of Jennings men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Jennings women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jennings were Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%

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

Jennings Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 687,000 census records available for the last name Jennings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jennings 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 62,000 immigration records available for the last name Jennings. 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 98,000 military records available for the last name Jennings. For the veterans among your Jennings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jennings Life Expectancy

What is the average Jennings lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jennings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jennings in 1940 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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