Jennings Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Jennings Name Meaning: An English derivation from the forename Jenyn/Janyn (a variation of John) meaning 'gift of God', 'son of Janyn or Johannes'.

A name that uses the father's name as the surname, in this case the father's name was probably John or a variant of it.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jennings Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jennings family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 315
Female Servant 232
Independent 214
Labourer 135
Farmer 83
Male Servant 79
Shoe Maker 55
Dress Maker 46
Carpenter 35
Tailor 34
Servant 24
Gardener 21
Ag Labourer 20
Coal Miner 20
Butcher 18
Clerk 18
Laundress 17
Baker 17
Wool Comber 17
Pupil 16
Apprentice 16
Grocer 15
Publican 14
Tin Miner 14
Pauper 14

Jennings Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Jennings 100% 100,144
2 Jenings 88% 532
3 Jannings 88% 412
4 Jinnings 88% 188
5 Jonnings 88% 116

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