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Janzen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Jantzen or Jansen .

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


Similar surnames: Jansen, Janzer, Jentzen, Jantzen, Wangen, Annen, Arnzen, Janssen

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Where is the Janzen family from?

You can see how Janzen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janzen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Janzen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 52 Janzen families living in Minnesota. This was about 51% of all the recorded Janzen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Janzen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janzen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janzen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Janzen. 41% of Janzen men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Janzen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janzen were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Janzen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janzen 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Janzen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Janzen. For the veterans among your Janzen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janzen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Janzen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Janzen in 1947 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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