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Janz Family History

Janz Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a reduced form of Johann(es) (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Jans, Jantz, Jan, Jank, Ganz, Jann, Sanz, Danz, Ranz, Manz

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Where is the Janz family from?

You can see how Janz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Janz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Janz families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Janz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Janz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janz. 22% of Janz men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Janz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janz were Machinist and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Janz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Janz. 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 Janz. For the veterans among your Janz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Janz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Janz in 1941 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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