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In the late Middle Ages, French families adopted surnames by the thousands. Jenness appeared first in the former province of Anjou. It was a name for a poultry farmer. It is a southern French diminutive form of the surname Gelinier, which is derived from the Old French word "geline," which means "poultry" or "hens."

Jenness Early Origins



The surname Jenness was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France.

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Jenness Spelling Variations


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Jenness Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gennes, Jennes, Jenness, Genne, Jenne, Genes, Jenes, Des Gennes, Les Gennes, Les Jennes, Des Jennes and many more.

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Jenness Early History


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Jenness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenness research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1144, 1188, 1248, 1346, 1472, 1473, 1578, 1654, and 1730 are included under the topic Early Jenness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jenness Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jenness 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:

Jenness Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Job Jenness, who landed in New England in 1750

Jenness Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. H. Jenness who settled in San Francisco in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenness (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenness (post 1700)



  • Stuart Edward Jenness, Government Official, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Robert Allan Jenness, Canadian Government Official, Ottawa, Ontario
  • John Springsteed Jenness, Manufacturing and Development Executive, New York City

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jenness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jenness 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:36.

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