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The history of the Jansen family began in the historic kingdom of Schleswig, which is the northernmost state in western Germany. German surnames developed at a time when most of Schleswig, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Schleswig. Two of the common types of family names found in the Schleswig are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Jansen derived from the personal names Jen, Jan, and Jon, which are all forms of the name John. The name John is originally derived from the Hebrew personal name Johanan, which literally means "Jehovah has favored."

Jansen Early Origins



The surname Jansen was first found in Holstein, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Although branches of this family are to be found in the Netherlands and Denmark, German branches were distinct and had their own history from early on.

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Jansen Spelling Variations


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Jansen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Jansen, Janssen, Jannsen, Jannssen, Janson, Jansson, Jansens, Janssens, Jannssens, Janzen, Jantzen, Janz, Jantz, Jans, Jaenz, Jaentz, Jaens, Jenz, Jentz, Jens, Jensen, Jenssen, Jensson, Jenzen and many more.

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Jansen Early History


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Jansen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jansen research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1783, 1813, 1829, 1837, 1860, 1875, 1878, 1880, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Jansen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jansen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jansen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included August Philipp Alexander Janson, a major and head of the 3rd Cuirassier regiment of the Prussian army, who received a title of nobility in 1829 in reward for his loyalty and...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jansen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jansen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lorenz Jansen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1605
  • Michael Jansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1609-1664
  • Roeloff Jansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1630
  • Gerhart Jansen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1632
  • Lyntje Jansen, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1633
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jansen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Jansen, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1709
  • Wilhelm Jansen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1796
  • Johann Arnold Jansen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796
  • Wilhelm Jansen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796

Jansen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julian Jansen, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Christ Jansen, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Bernard Jansen, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Bernh Matthias Jos Jansen, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Daniel Jansen, aged 38, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jansen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Jansen, who landed in Manitoba in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jansen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jansen (post 1700)



  • Dan Jansen (b. 1965), American speed skater who won a gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Birger Jansen (1948-2016), Norwegian ice hockey player at the Winter Olympics in Sapporo in 1972
  • Johannes "Hans" J. G. Jansen (1942-2015), Dutch politician, Member of the European Parliament (2014-2015)
  • Ernest George Jansen (1881-1959), British administrator in South Africa, served as the governor-general of the Union of South Africa between 1951 and 1959
  • Johannes Henricus Gerardus Jansen (1868-1936), Dutch, a former archbishop of Uthrect and Roman Catholic Primate of the Netherlands
  • Floor Jansen (b. 1981), Dutch singer
  • Janine Jansen (b. 1978), Dutch violinist
  • Jacques Jansen (1913-2002), French singer
  • Harm Jansen (b. 1967), Dutch cyclist
  • Floris Jansen (b. 1962), Dutch cricketer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Jansen


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Suggested Readings for the name Jansen



  • The Cornelius Jansen Family History by Betty Ann Miller.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Jansen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jansen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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