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Jenson Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Jen (a short form of Old French Jehan i.e. John ) + son. See Jenkin and Janson as well as Johnson with which Jenson and Jeynson were freely interchangeable. Americanized form of Danish Norwegian and North German Jensen or Jenssen .

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

Similar surnames: Jepson, Jensen, Benson, Janson, Genson, Jonson, Jansen, Swenson

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Where is the Jenson family from?

You can see how Jenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 54 Jenson families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Jenson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jenson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jenson 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 Jenson. 24% of Jenson men worked as a Builders Labourer and 76% of Jenson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenson were Window Cleaner Own Account and Nurse. .

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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
  • Farmer fruit Grower (
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Window Cleaner Own Account

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Domestic Servant
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Jenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenson 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Jenson. For the veterans among your Jenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jenson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Jenson in 1948 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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