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Janssen Surname Meaning

Dutch Flemish North German East Frisian Norwegian and Danish: variant of Jansen . This form has been particularly established in the southeastern Netherlands and adjacent Belgium while it is rare in Norway and Denmark. The surname of Flemish and German origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. Compare Janson 1 and Jansson

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

Similar surnames: Jansen, Jansson, Hanssen, Jensen, Jantzen, Hansen, Jessen, Janson

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Where is the Janssen family from?

You can see how Janssen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janssen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Janssen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Janssen families living in Durham. This was about 28% of all the recorded Janssen's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Janssen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janssen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janssen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Janssen. 56% of Janssen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • School Teacher
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Janssen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janssen 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Janssen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Janssen. For the veterans among your Janssen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janssen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Janssen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Janssen in 1943 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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