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Jennings Family History

Jennings Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John.German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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

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840,741 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
90,099 Military Records
54,258 Immigration Records
637,799 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Jennings Families

  • Number of Jennings families
     498 - 994
     167 - 497
     1 - 166
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jennings families
     1,373 - 2,743
     458 - 1,372
     1 - 457
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jennings families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jennings Family Origin

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Jennings Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jennings

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Jennings Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jennings census records

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Jennings Civil War Service Records

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