Jernigan Family History

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Jernigan Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): variant spelling of English Jernegan, which is of uncertain derivation. Reaney believes it to be of Breton origin, probably identical with the Old Breton personal name Iarnuuocon ‘iron famous’, taken to East Anglia by Bretons at the time of the Norman Conquest.

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

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Jernigan Family Origin

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Jernigan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Jernigan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Jernigan's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jernigan. A less common occupation for the Jernigan family was Keeping House.

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Jernigan Historical Records

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Jernigan Life Expectancy

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Famous Jernigan Family

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