Genn Family History

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Genn Name Meaning

English (Cornish): from a short form of the female personal name Jennifer, from Welsh Gwenhwyfar (see Gaynor). Until the 19th century Jennifer was a characteristically Cornish name. German: of uncertain origin; possibly from a Celtic root or from a short form of Heinrich (see Henry) or Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Henn, Benn, Penn, Gunn, Gann, Geen, Gent, Gean, Denn, Finn

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Genn Family Origin

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Genn Family Occupations

What did your Genn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Genn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Genn's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genn. A less common occupation for the Genn family was House Keeper.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • House Keeper

    6%

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

Genn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Genn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Genn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Genn. 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 Card

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

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Genn Life Expectancy

What is the average Genn lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Genn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Genn in 1954 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genn 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.

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