Janke Family History

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Janke Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of Jan (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Hanke, Jank, Jahnke, Jonke, Jenke, Janka, Tanke, Janko, Janz, Yanke

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Janke Family Origin

Where is the Janke family from?

Janke Family Occupations

What did your Janke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Janke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Janke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janke. A less common occupation for the Janke family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • At Home

    4%

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

Janke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Janke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janke 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 Janke. 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 Janke. For the veterans among your Janke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janke Life Expectancy

What is the average Janke lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Janke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Janke in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janke 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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