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Origins Available: Danish
The surname Jansen was first found in Northampton
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jansen are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Jansen include: Janson, Jeanson, Jansen, Jansun, Jeansen, Janssen and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jansen research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1504, 1096, 1476, 1455, 1487 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Jansen History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Jansen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jansen or a variant listed above:
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
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
Jansen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Abraham Jansen, who landed in Manitoba in 1879
- Dan Jansen (b. 1965), American speed skater who won a gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics
- 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
- Cas Jansen (b. 1977), Dutch actor
- The Cornelius Jansen Family History by Betty Ann Miller.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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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