Jesus Family History

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Jesus Name Meaning

Spanish ((de) Jesús) and Portuguese: either from the personal name Jesú, taken in honor of Christ, or from a short form of compound name composed of a personal name + de Jesús. The name Jesus is from the Greek form, Iesous, of Aramaic Yeshua, from Hebrew Yoshua, a byform of Yehoshuah (English Joshua) ‘may Jehovah help him’.

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

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

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Jesus Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jesus name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jesus. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • Spain


  • Philippines


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • England & Wales


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Jesus Family Origin

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Jesus Family Occupations

What did your Jesus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jesus. The most common Jesus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Jesus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jesus family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Carpenter


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Jesus Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Jesus Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jesus 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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