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Jahn Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John). Eastern German: from the Czech personal name Jan, also a form of John.

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


Similar surnames: John, Jan, Hahn, Kahn, Gahn, Bahn, Fahn, Jann, Jahr, Ban

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Where is the Jahn family from?

You can see how Jahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jahn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 90 Jahn families living in Wisconsin. This was about 16% of all the recorded Jahn's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Jahn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jahn. 17% of Jahn men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Jahn women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jahn were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Jahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jahn 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Jahn. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Jahn. For the veterans among your Jahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jahn lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jahn in 1945 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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