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Jenne Family History

Jenne Name Meaning

English: variant of Jayne. South German: from a reduced form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Jenny, Jenner, Jenke, Henne, Venne, Senne, Jeske, Jennett, Benne

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Where is the Jenne family from?

You can see how Jenne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenne families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Jenne families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Jenne's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Jenne families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jenne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jenne. 18% of Jenne men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Jenne women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenne were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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What Jenne family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Jenne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenne 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenne. 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 Jenne. For the veterans among your Jenne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jenne lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Jenne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jenne in 1956 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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