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Jefferson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jefferson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Jefferson Family Origin

Where is the Jefferson family from?

Jefferson Family Occupations

What did your Jefferson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Jefferson family was Fisherman. The most common Jefferson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Jefferson's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jefferson.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Fisherman


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

Jefferson Historical Records

What Jefferson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 216,000 census records available for the last name Jefferson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jefferson 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Jefferson. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Jefferson. For the veterans among your Jefferson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jefferson Life Expectancy

What is the average Jefferson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jefferson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jefferson in 1940 was 24, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jefferson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jefferson 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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