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Janko Family History

Janko Name Meaning

Polish Czech Slovak Slovenian Croatian Albanian and Sorbian; Hungarian (Jankó): from a pet form of the personal names Polish Czech Croatian and Sorbian Jan Slovak Ján Slovenian Janez Albanian Jani and Hungarian János equivalents of Latin Johannes (see John ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of Slavic patronymics like Janković and Jankovič (see Jankovic ). The Sorbian surname is found mainly in Germanized forms such as Janke . Compare Yanko and Jank . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Yakov (see Jacob ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Danko, Hanko, Panko, Jank, Janka, Franko, Manko, Janco, Janos, Jasko

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Where is the Janko family from?

You can see how Janko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Janko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Janko families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Janko's in USA. New York had the highest population of Janko families in 1880.
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What did your Janko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Janko. 36% of Janko men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Janko women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janko were Janitor and Beauty Operator. .

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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
  • Farming
  • Salesman
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Housework
  • Beauty Operator
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Janko lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Janko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Janko in 1951 was 100, and 87 in 2004.

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