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Jahns Family History

Jahns Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Jahn .

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


Similar surnames: Jans, Jahn, Johns, Hahn, Janz, Bahn, Kuhns, Jahner, Kahrs, Jakes

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Where is the Jahns family from?

You can see how Jahns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jahns family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Jahns families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Jahns family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Jahns's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Jahns families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jahns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jahns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jahns. 42% of Jahns men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Jahns women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jahns were Truck Driver and Farm Laborer. .

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jahns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jahns 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 906 immigration records available for the last name Jahns. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jahns. For the veterans among your Jahns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jahns lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Jahns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Jahns in 1960 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

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