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Janson Surname Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Jansson a cognate of 4 and 5 below. Americanized form of Dutch Flemish North German Norwegian and Danish Jansen and Janssen cognates of 4 and 5 below. French: from the personal name Janson a variant of Jeanson . Dutch: from Janszoon a patronymic from the personal name Jan ‘John’. This is a less common but still quite frequent variant of Jansen . English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan a common form of John + son; compare Johnson and Jenson with which this name was interchangeble.

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


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

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Where is the Janson family from?

You can see how Janson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Janson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 299 Janson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Janson's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Janson families in 1891.
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What did your Janson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Janson. 45% of Janson men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Janson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janson were Market Porter and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    45%
  • Entomologist
    34%
  • Market Porter
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Private Means
    10%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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