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Jansa Name Meaning

Slovenian (Janša): respelled derivative of the personal name Janž, an old spelling of Janez, Slovenian form of John.

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


Similar surnames: Janca, Jansma, Jasa, Janka, Janda, Jans, Janos, Janco, Basa, Jantz

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Where is the Jansa family from?

You can see how Jansa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jansa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jansa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Jansa families living in Nebraska. This was about 61% of all the recorded Jansa's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Jansa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jansa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jansa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jansa. 34% of Jansa men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Jansa women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jansa were Farming 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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Servant
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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What Jansa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jansa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jansa 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 542 immigration records available for the last name Jansa. 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 698 military records available for the last name Jansa. For the veterans among your Jansa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jansa lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jansa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jansa in 1959 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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