Janning Family History

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Janning Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Johann (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jansing, Jenning, Kanning, Lanning, Panning, Banning, Nanninga

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Janning Family Origin

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Janning Family Occupations

What did your Janning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Janning family was Farming. The most common Janning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Janning's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janning.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cooper

  • Farming


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

Janning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Janning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janning 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 392 immigration records available for the last name Janning. 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 270 military records available for the last name Janning. For the veterans among your Janning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janning Life Expectancy

What is the average Janning lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Janning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Janning in 1957 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janning 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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