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Janssen Name Meaning

Dutch Flemish North German East Frisian Norwegian and Danish: variant of Jansen . This form has been particularly established in the southeastern Netherlands and adjacent Belgium while it is rare in Norway and Denmark. The surname of Flemish and German origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. Compare Janson 1 and Jansson

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

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

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Where is the Janssen family from?

You can see how Janssen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janssen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Janssen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 81 Janssen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 24% of all the recorded Janssen's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Janssen families in 1880.
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What did your Janssen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Janssen. 32% of Janssen men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Janssen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janssen were Farming and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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