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Jennison Family History

Jennison Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): perhaps a patronymic from the Middle English male personal names Janyn or Janin diminutives of Jan Jon or Jen (see John ) + -son. The name may also arise from the Middle English male personal name Jen (see Jean ) + -son.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Jenison, Dennison, Pennison, Denniston, Rennison, Kennison, Jennings

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Where is the Jennison family from?

You can see how Jennison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jennison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jennison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 68 Jennison families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Jennison's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jennison families in 1911.
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What did your Jennison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jennison. 50% of Jennison men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Jennison women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jennison were Engineer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Contractor
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Servant
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Jennison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jennison 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jennison. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Jennison. For the veterans among your Jennison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jennison lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jennison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Jennison in 1950 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

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