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Jorns Name Meaning

North German (Jörns): patronymic from the personal name Jörn (see Jorn).

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


Similar surnames: Jons, Borns, Jorn, Johns, Berns, Joens, Cords, Jahns, Loris, Bores

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Where is the Jorns family from?

You can see how Jorns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jorns family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jorns families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Jorns families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Jorns's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Jorns families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jorns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jorns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jorns. 43% of Jorns men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Jorns women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jorns were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Farmer
    35%
  • Foreman
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jorns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jorns 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 613 immigration records available for the last name Jorns. 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 781 military records available for the last name Jorns. For the veterans among your Jorns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jorns lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Jorns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jorns in 1963 was 73, and 89 in 2004.

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