Jane Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Jayne. Catalan (Jané): variant spelling of Catalan Gener ‘January’, from Latin Januarius.

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


Similar surnames: Hane, Bane, Jan, Cane, Dane, Jayne, Gane, Janey, Kane, Fane

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Jane Family Origin

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Jane Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Jane family was Carpenter. The most common Jane occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Jane's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jane.

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Jane Historical Records

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Jane Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Jane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jane in 1949 was 34, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jane

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