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Jesus Name Meaning

Spanish (Jesús) and Portuguese: either from a personal name taken in honor of Jesus Christ in Christianity the divine son of God the Father (see Christ ) or from a short form of any compound name composed of any personal name + de Jesús. The name Jesus is from the Greek form Iēsous of Aramaic Yeshua from Hebrew Yoshua a byform of Yehoshuah (English Joshua) ‘God is salvation’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Jesse, Ness, Hess, Bess, Remus, Gess, Ress, Debus, Jeffs, Deus

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Where is the Jesus family from?

You can see how Jesus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jesus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jesus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Jesus families living in California. This was about 46% of all the recorded Jesus's in USA. California had the highest population of Jesus families in 1880.
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What did your Jesus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jesus. 20% of Jesus men worked as a Labrador and 14% of Jesus women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jesus were Laborer and Lavandera. .

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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

  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Labrador
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
  • None
  • Sirvienta
  • Lavandera
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Census Records

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Jesus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jesus 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Jesus. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Jesus. For the veterans among your Jesus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jesus lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Jesus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jesus in 1951 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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