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Jans Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jan a vernacular form of Johannes . English: variant of Janes .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Jans family from?

You can see how Jans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jans families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Jans family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Jans's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Jans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jans. 34% of Jans men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Jans women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jans were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 10,000 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 Lists

There are 4,000 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 Cards

There are 935 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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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.

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