Jentgens Family History

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Jentgens Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Jergens, Hentges, Jentzen, Centeno, Engen, Jungels, Menges, Bestgen

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Jentgens Family Origin

Where is the Jentgens family from?

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Jentgens Family Occupations

What did your Jentgens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and File Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jentgens. 34% of Jentgens men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Jentgens women worked as a File Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jentgens were Scratch Polisher and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Rail Breaker Digger Shells
    34%
  • Scratch Polisher
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • File Clerk
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jentgens Historical Records

What Jentgens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36 census records available for the last name Jentgens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jentgens 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 9 immigration records available for the last name Jentgens. 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 29 military records available for the last name Jentgens. For the veterans among your Jentgens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jentgens Life Expectancy

What is the average Jentgens lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Jentgens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Jentgens in 1964 was 77, and 68 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jentgens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jentgens 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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