Genn Name Meaning

English (Cornish): from a short form of the female personal name Jennifer, from Welsh Gwenhwyfar (see Gaynor). Until the 19th century Jennifer was a characteristically Cornish name. German: of uncertain origin; possibly from a Celtic root or from a short form of Heinrich (see Henry) or Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Henn, Benn, Penn, Gunn, Gann, Geen, Gent, Gean, Denn, Finn

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Genn Family Origin

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Genn Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Plumber

    7%
  • Schoolmistress

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Genn family was Schoolmistress. The most common Genn occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 7% of Genn's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Blacksmith and Plumber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genn.

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Genn Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Genn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Genn in 1954 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genn

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