Jenness Family History

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Jenness Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan (see Jayne). Possibly an Americanized form of French Lajeunesse.

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


Similar surnames: Jennett, Jenner, Jeanes, Jenne, Jennings, Bennis, Fennessy, Benner

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Jenness Family Origin

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Jenness Family Occupations

What did your Jenness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenness. The most common Jenness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Jenness's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jenness family was Works In Shoe Factory.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Works In Shoe Factory

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jenness ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jenness Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jenness Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenness lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jenness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Jenness in 1954 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jenness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jenness 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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