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Jentzen Name Meaning

North German: variant of Jantzen (see Jantz ).

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

Similar surnames: Bentzen, Jantzen, Janzen, Jentz, Jenssen, Gentzel, Bentsen, Arntsen

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Where is the Jentzen family from?

You can see how Jentzen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jentzen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jentzen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Jentzen family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Jentzen's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Jentzen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jentzen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jentzen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jentzen. 47% of Jentzen men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Jentzen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jentzen were Secretary and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Secretary

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jentzen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jentzen 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 399 immigration records available for the last name Jentzen. 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 296 military records available for the last name Jentzen. For the veterans among your Jentzen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jentzen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jentzen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jentzen in 1962 was 58, and 71 in 2004.

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