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Janca Name Meaning

Czech (Janca): from Janca, and Slovak (Janc?a, Janc?o): from Janc?a, a derivative of the personal name Jan, vernacular form of Greek Ioannes (see John). Americanized spelling of Hungarian Janka or Jancsa, pet forms of the personal name János, Hungarian form of John.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Janco, Janka, Jansa, Janos, Danca, Janda, Jack, Hance, Jach, Mancl

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Where is the Janca family from?

You can see how Janca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janca family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Janca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 13 Janca families living in Texas. This was about 22% of all the recorded Janca's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Janca families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janca. 44% of Janca men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Janca women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janca were Carpenter and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Clerical
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Janca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janca census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 347 immigration records available for the last name Janca. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 493 military records available for the last name Janca. For the veterans among your Janca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janca lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Janca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Janca in 1954 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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