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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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Janka Family Origin

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Janka Family Occupations

What did your Janka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Janka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Janka's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Janka family was Saloon. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janka.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Cabinet Maker

    10%
  • Saloon

    10%

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

Janka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Janka Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janka 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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