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Johann Family History

Johann Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Johann from Latin Johannes (see John ).

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

Similar surnames: Johanns, John, Johansen, Hann, Johns, Johanek, Johannes, Jann, Domann

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Where is the Johann family from?

You can see how Johann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Johann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Johann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Johann families living in London. This was about 48% of all the recorded Johann's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Johann families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Johann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Johann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Johann. 19% of Johann men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Johann women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Johann were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Operator
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Johann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johann 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Johann. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Johann. For the veterans among your Johann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Johann lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Johann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Johann in 1947 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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