Jens Family History

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Jens Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jons, Jans, Sens, Joens, Rens, Gens, Beins, Bens, Janos, Heis

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Jens Family Origin

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Jens Family Occupations

What did your Jens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jens. 28% of Jens men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Jens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jens were Farm Laborer and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Secretary

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

Jens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Jens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jens 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 Jens. 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 Jens. For the veterans among your Jens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jens Life Expectancy

What is the average Jens lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Jens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jens in 1957 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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