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Jans Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jan; or a reduced form of Johannes. English: patronymic from the personal name Jan (see Jayne).

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


Similar surnames: Jan, Janes, Janz, Jons, Jabs, Janos, Hans, Jens, Jank, Lans

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Jans Family Origin

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Jans Family Occupations

What did your Jans ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Jans's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jans family was Bread & Cake Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jans.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Bread & Cake Baker

    4%

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

Jans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jans 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Jans. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jans. For the veterans among your Jans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jans Life Expectancy

What is the average Jans lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jans in 1962 was 79, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jans

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jans 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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