Janssen Family History

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Janssen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and Danish: patronymic from Jan, a vernacular form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jansen, Jansson, Hanssen, Jensen, Jantzen, Hansen, Jessen, Janson

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Janssen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Janssen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Janssen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Janssen Family Origin

Where is the Janssen family from?

Janssen Family Occupations

What did your Janssen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Janssen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Janssen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Janssen family was Farming. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janssen.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Janssen Historical Records

What Janssen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Janssen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janssen 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Janssen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Janssen. For the veterans among your Janssen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janssen Life Expectancy

What is the average Janssen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Janssen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Janssen in 1943 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janssen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janssen 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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