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Jenny Family History

Jenny Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of Jähn, Alsatian and Swiss form of the personal name Johannes (see John). English: variant spelling of Jenney.

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


Similar surnames: Jenne, Denny, Jenke, Henny, Jenni, Kenny, Benny, Jerry, Benn, Jenney

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Where is the Jenny family from?

You can see how Jenny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenny family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenny families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Jenny families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Jenny's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jenny families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jenny ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Jenny. .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Jenny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenny 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenny. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Jenny. For the veterans among your Jenny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jenny lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jenny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jenny in 1954 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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