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Jeans Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of the French male personal name Jean with English genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Scottish: possibly a habitational name of Norman origin from Guines near Calais.

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

Similar surnames: Jeanes, Jans, Jean, Jeane, Jens, Deans, Kearns, Bean, Deas, Jahns

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Where is the Jeans family from?

You can see how Jeans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jeans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jeans families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Jeans families living in South Carolina. This was about 22% of all the recorded Jeans's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Jeans families in 1840.
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What did your Jeans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jeans. 36% of Jeans men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Jeans women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jeans were Farming and 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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Jeans. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Jeans. For the veterans among your Jeans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jeans lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jeans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Jeans in 1958 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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