Janney Family History

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Janney Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the medieval personal name Jan (see Jayne).

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

Similar surnames: Janey, Janek, Nanney, Hanley, Jenner, Manley, Jansen, Tenney, Hanney

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Janney Family Origin

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Janney Family Occupations

What did your Janney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Janney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Janney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Janney family was Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janney.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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

Janney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Janney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Janney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Janney. For the veterans among your Janney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janney Life Expectancy

What is the average Janney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Janney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Janney in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janney 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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