Johns Family History

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Johns Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from John. As a German name it may also be a reduced form of Johannes. Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz.

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

Similar surnames: John, Jons, Joens, Johnk, Jorns, Jahns, Koons, Johnsen, Joanis, Kuhns

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Johns Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Johns name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Johns Family Origin

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Johns Family Occupations

What did your Johns ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Johns. The most common Johns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Johns's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Johns family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Johns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 377,000 census records available for the last name Johns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johns 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Johns. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Johns. For the veterans among your Johns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Johns Life Expectancy

What is the average Johns lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Johns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Johns in 1940 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Johns 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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