Jeannette Family History

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Jeannette Name Meaning

Altered spelling, reflecting Canadian pronunciation, of the French surname Jeannet, from a pet form of Jean, French form of John.

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

Similar surnames: Jeannotte, Jeanette, Jenrette, Bonnette, Jennette, Jennett, Jeanneret

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Jeannette Family Origin

Where is the Jeannette family from?

Jeannette Family Occupations

What did your Jeannette ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Jeannette occupation in Canada was Voyageur. 25% of Jeannette's were Voyageurs. Voyageur, Bookkeeper and Boulanger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeannette. A less common occupation for the Jeannette family was Cultivateur.

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  • Voyageur

  • Bookkeeper

  • Boulanger

  • Cultivateur


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

Jeannette Historical Records

What Jeannette family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jeannette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jeannette 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Jeannette. 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 433 military records available for the last name Jeannette. For the veterans among your Jeannette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jeannette Life Expectancy

What is the average Jeannette lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jeannette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Jeannette in 1954 was 61, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jeannette

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jeannette 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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