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Origins of the Jansen surname

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About the Jansens

We have a total number of 6269 records for people with the last name Jansen.

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Where do most Jansens live?

In 1921, most Jansens lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Jansens

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We have 1,140 records for the Jansen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1875.

Who were Jansens most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Jansen first names?

  • Jan
  • John
  • Anna
  • Maria

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Common jobs for Jansens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jansens in 1921
Assisting In Business






Baby Linen Maker


Cook Domestic


Common Male occupations for Jansens in 1921
Able Seaman


Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Cabinet Maker


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