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Janes Family History

Janes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Jan (see Jayne). Czech (Janeš): from a pet form of the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Greek Ioannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Jans, Janos, Manes, Anes, James, Janey, Janet, Jones, Janas, Janek

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Where is the Janes family from?

You can see how Janes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Janes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 33 Janes families living in Ohio. This was about 12% of all the recorded Janes's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Janes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Janes. 60% of Janes men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 254,000 census records available for the last name Janes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janes 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Janes. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Janes. For the veterans among your Janes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janes lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Janes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Janes in 1951 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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