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Jennett Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Jan (see Jayne). Variant spelling of French Jeannette.

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

Similar surnames: Bennett, Dennett, Jennette, Jenness, Jewett, Jenne, Gunnett, Annett

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Where is the Jennett family from?

You can see how Jennett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jennett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jennett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 58 Jennett families living in Yorkshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Jennett's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Jennett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jennett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jennett. 50% of Jennett men worked as a Builders Labourer and 91% of Jennett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jennett were Bus Conductor and 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Bus Conductor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Jennett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jennett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Jennett lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Jennett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Jennett in 1960 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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