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Jenney Name Meaning

English: variant of Jenny . Altered form of German Jenny or perhaps of Jenne .

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


Similar surnames: Jenny, Yenney, Denney, Penney, Benner, Jenner, Jenne, Fenley, Jenni

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Where is the Jenney family from?

You can see how Jenney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Jenney families living in Massachusetts. This was about 59% of all the recorded Jenney's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Jenney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jenney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jenney. 22% of Jenney men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Jenney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenney were Carpenter and Secretary. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Jenney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenney 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 Jenney. 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 Jenney. For the veterans among your Jenney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jenney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jenney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jenney in 1954 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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