Jane Family History

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Jane Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Jayne. Catalan (Jané): variant spelling of Catalan Gener ‘January’, from Latin Januarius.

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

Similar surnames: Hane, Bane, Jan, Cane, Dane, Jayne, Gane, Janey, Kane, Fane

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Jane Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jane name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Jane Family Origin

Where is the Jane family from?

Jane Family Occupations

What did your Jane ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jane occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Jane's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jane family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jane.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner

  • Farm Laborer


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

Jane Historical Records

What Jane family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Jane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jane 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Jane. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Jane. For the veterans among your Jane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jane Life Expectancy

What is the average Jane lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Jane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jane in 1949 was 34, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jane 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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