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Janos Name Meaning

Hungarian (János): from the personal name János, vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John). Czech (Jánoš), Slovak (Jánoš), and Polish (Janosz): from a derivative of the personal name Jan.

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


Similar surnames: Janas, Janes, Jaros, Jans, Banos, Danos, Janus, Janow, Panos, Nanos

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Where is the Janos family from?

You can see how Janos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Janos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Janos families living in Texas. This was about 50% of all the recorded Janos's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Janos families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janos. 23% of Janos men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Janos women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janos were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Janos. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Janos. For the veterans among your Janos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Janos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Janos in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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