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Janning Family History

Janning Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a farm so named once inhabited by ‘Johann and his kin’. It is found mainly in Lower Saxony. See Johanning .

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


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

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Where is the Janning family from?

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

What did your Janning ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Janning. 39% of Janning men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Janning women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janning were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Operator
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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