Jean Family History

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Jean Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Jean, French form of John. English: variant of Jayne.

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

Similar surnames: Jan, Bean, Jeans, Dean, Jeane, Pean, Juan, Hearn, Kean, Keen

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Jean Family Origin

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Jean Family Occupations

What did your Jean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jean family was Farm Laborer. The most common Jean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Jean's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jean.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Jean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jean 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Jean. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jean. For the veterans among your Jean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jean Life Expectancy

What is the average Jean lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Jean in 1944 was 23, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jean 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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