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


Similar surnames: Jarnigan, Jerman, Berrigan, Bergan, Jennison, Berriman, Merrigan

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Jernigan Family Origin

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Jernigan Family Occupations

What did your Jernigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jernigan family was Keeping House. 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.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Jernigan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jernigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Jernigan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Jernigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jernigan in 1941 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jernigan 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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