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Janka Family History

Janka Name Meaning

Eastern German: variant of Janke. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name János, Hungarian form of John.

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


Similar surnames: Jank, Janko, Janca, Hanka, Jacka, Jarka, Janke, Jansa, Manka, Jenke

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Where is the Janka family from?

You can see how Janka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janka family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Janka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Janka families living in Ohio. This was about 37% of all the recorded Janka's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Janka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janka. 22% of Janka men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Janka women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janka were New Worker and Proprietor.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Foreman
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Proprietor
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Janka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janka 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 614 immigration records available for the last name Janka. 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 465 military records available for the last name Janka. For the veterans among your Janka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janka lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Janka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Janka in 1953 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

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