Janeway Family History

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Janeway Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Genoa in Italy, from a medieval folk-etymological alteration of Italian Geno(v)a (see Gannaway).

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

Similar surnames: Gannaway, Jakeway, Canepa, Ganaway, Jacoway, Janey, Newby, January

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Janeway Family Origin

Where is the Janeway family from?

Janeway Family Occupations

What did your Janeway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Janeway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Janeway's were Farmers. Farmer, Clergyman and Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janeway. A less common occupation for the Janeway family was Tinner.

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  • Farmer

  • Clergyman

  • Minister

  • Tinner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Janeway ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Janeway Historical Records

What Janeway family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Janeway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janeway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 687 immigration records available for the last name Janeway. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Janeway. For the veterans among your Janeway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janeway Life Expectancy

What is the average Janeway lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Janeway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Janeway in 1951 was 30, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janeway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janeway ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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