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Jansson Surname Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jan a shortened vernacular form of Johannes (see John ). Americanized form of Dutch North German and Norwegian Janssen a cognate of 1 above. Compare Janson .

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

Similar surnames: Janson, Janssen, Jonsson, Hansson, Jansen, Johansson, Ranson, Jason

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Where is the Jansson family from?

You can see how Jansson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jansson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jansson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Jansson families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Jansson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Jansson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jansson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jansson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Jansson. 100% of Jansson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Jansson. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jansson. For the veterans among your Jansson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jansson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jansson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jansson in 1959 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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