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Jahn Surname Meaning

German (also Jähn): from a shortened form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John ). Germanized form of Sorbian and Polish Jan Czech and Slovak Ján ‘John’. The Sorbian surname is also found in the Germanized form Jähn.

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

Similar surnames: John, Jan, Hahn, Kahn, Gahn, Bahn, Fahn, Jann, Jahr, Ban

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Where is the Jahn family from?

You can see how Jahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jahn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Jahn families living in London. This was about 54% of all the recorded Jahn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Jahn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Jahn. 100% of Jahn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Jahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jahn 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Jahn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Jahn. For the veterans among your Jahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jahn lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jahn in 1945 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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