Jansen Family History

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Jansen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Janssen, Jensen, Hansen, Janson, Johnsen, Jepsen, Jansson, Janes

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Jansen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jansen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jansen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Jansen Family Origin

Where is the Jansen family from?

Jansen Family Occupations

What did your Jansen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Jansen occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 32% of Jansen's were Cabinet Makers. A less common occupation for the Jansen family was Confectioners Assistant. Cabinet Maker, Bricklayer and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jansen.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Bricklayer

  • Commercial Clerk

  • Confectioners Assistant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jansen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jansen Historical Records

What Jansen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Jansen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jansen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Jansen. 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 Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Jansen. For the veterans among your Jansen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jansen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jansen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jansen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jansen in 1940 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jansen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jansen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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