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Jansson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). Americanized spelling of Jansen.

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


Similar surnames: Janson, Janssen, Jonsson, Hansson, Jansen, Johansson, Ranson, Jason

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Where is the Jansson family from?

You can see how Jansson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jansson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jansson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Jansson families living in Wisconsin. This was about 36% of all the recorded Jansson's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Jansson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jansson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jansson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jansson. 15% of Jansson men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Jansson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jansson were Machinist and Saleswoman. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleswoman
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Jansson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jansson 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Jansson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jansson. For the veterans among your Jansson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jansson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jansson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jansson in 1959 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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