Jez Name Meaning

Polish (Je?z) and Slovenian (Jež): from je?z (Polish), jež (Slovenian) ‘hedgehog’, probably a nickname for a prickly or disobliging individual.

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

Similar surnames: Beg, Len, Nez, Belz, Les, Jud, Knez, Jex, Fey, Lem

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Jez Family Origin

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Jez Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jez. 35% of Jez men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Jez women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jez were Farming and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Binder
  • Maid

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

Jez Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 549 immigration records available for the last name Jez. 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 411 military records available for the last name Jez. For the veterans among your Jez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jez Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Jez in 1948 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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