Jahn Family History

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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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Jahn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jahn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jahn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Germanic Europe

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    11%

  • Sweden

    6%

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Jahn Family Origin

Where is the Jahn family from?

Jahn Family Occupations

What did your Jahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jahn. A less common occupation for the Jahn family was Carpenter. The most common Jahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Jahn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Jahn Historical Records

What Jahn family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Jahn Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jahn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jahn 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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