Jansson Family History

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Jansson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). Americanized spelling of Jansen.

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

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

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Jansson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jansson name?

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

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  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • England & Wales


  • Finland


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Jansson Family Origin

Where is the Jansson family from?

Jansson Family Occupations

What did your Jansson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Jansson occupation in the UK was Tailor. 100% of Jansson's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor


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

Jansson Historical Records

What Jansson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Jansson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jansson 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 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 Card

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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Jansson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jansson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jansson 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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