Jan Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, North German, English, Polish, etc.; Czech and Slovak (Ján): from the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John). Slovenian: from a pet form of the personal name Janez (see John). Muslim: unexplained. Chinese : variant of Zhan.

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


Similar surnames: Jahn, Van, Jans, Han, Jank, Janz, Ban, Pan, Kan, Man

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Jan Family Origin

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Jan Family Occupations

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  • Contractor

    33%
  • Fisherwoman

    33%
  • Musician

    33%

In 1881, the most common Jan occupation in the UK was Contractor. 33% of Jan's were Contractors. A less common occupation for the Jan family was Musician. Contractor and Fisherwoman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jan.

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Jan Historical Records

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Jan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Jan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Jan in 1952 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jan

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