Janson Family History

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Janson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Jansen, Janssen, and Jansson. English: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a medieval form of John.

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

Similar surnames: Jansson, Jason, Jansen, Ranson, Anson, Hanson, Ganson, Manson, Janco

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Janson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Janson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Janson Family Origin

Where is the Janson family from?

Janson Family Occupations

What did your Janson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janson. The most common Janson occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Janson's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Janson family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Janson Historical Records

What Janson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Janson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janson 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Janson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Janson. For the veterans among your Janson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janson Life Expectancy

What is the average Janson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Janson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Janson in 1946 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janson 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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