Jenny Family History

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Jenny Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of Jähn, Alsatian and Swiss form of the personal name Johannes (see John). English: variant spelling of Jenney.

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

Similar surnames: Jenne, Denny, Jenke, Henny, Jenni, Kenny, Benny, Jerry, Benn, Jenney

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Jenny Family Origin

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Jenny Family Occupations

What did your Jenny ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jenny occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Jenny's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenny. A less common occupation for the Jenny family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Jenny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Jenny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenny 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenny. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jenny. For the veterans among your Jenny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenny Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenny lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jenny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jenny in 1954 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jenny 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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