Johns Family History

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Johns Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from John. As a German name it may also be a reduced form of Johannes. Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz.

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


Similar surnames: John, Jons, Joens, Johnk, Jorns, Jahns, Koons, Johnsen, Joanis, Kuhns

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Johns Family Origin

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Johns Family Occupations

What did your Johns ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Johns. 8% of Johns men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Johns women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Johns were Farm Labourer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Farm Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Johns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 377,000 census records available for the last name Johns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johns 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Johns. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Johns. For the veterans among your Johns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Johns Life Expectancy

What is the average Johns lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Johns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Johns in 1940 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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