Jenyns Family History

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Jenyns 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: Jenks, Jenkins, Jenny, Jenne, Denys, Jens, Jeans, Enns, Benns, Jenni

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Jenyns Family Origin

Where is the Jenyns family from?

Jenyns Family Occupations

What did your Jenyns ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Jenyns occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 25% of Jenyns's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Colonel Wid and Income From Houses Dividends &c were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenyns. A less common occupation for the Jenyns family was Rector Of Knebworth.

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  • Annuitant

  • Colonel Wid

  • Income From Houses Dividends &c

  • Rector Of Knebworth


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

Jenyns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jenyns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenyns 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 75 immigration records available for the last name Jenyns. 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 27 military records available for the last name Jenyns. For the veterans among your Jenyns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenyns Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenyns lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jenyns 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jenyns

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