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Jansma Family History

Jansma Name Meaning

West Frisian and Dutch (mainly Groningen): patronymic formed with the Frisian suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’ from a genitivized form of the personal name Jan .

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


Similar surnames: Jansa, Janson, Jansen, Janota, Jansky, Jasa, Jans, Janca, Janka

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Where is the Jansma family from?

You can see how Jansma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jansma family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jansma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Jansma families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Jansma's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Jansma families in 1880.
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What did your Jansma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jansma. 40% of Jansma men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Jansma women worked as a 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
    40%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Mail Carrier
    7%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jansma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jansma 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 449 immigration records available for the last name Jansma. 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 278 military records available for the last name Jansma. For the veterans among your Jansma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jansma lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jansma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Jansma in 1954 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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