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Yanik Family History

Yanik Name Meaning

Partly Americanized spelling of Polish, Czech, and Hungarian Janik and Slovak Janík. See also German Janick.

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


Similar surnames: Yanick, Janik, Yank, Yanak, Yanek, Panik, Banik, Malik, Yanda, Yunk

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Where is the Yanik family from?

You can see how Yanik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yanik family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Yanik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Yanik families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Yanik's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yanik families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yanik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yanik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yanik. 22% of Yanik men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Yanik women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yanik were Farmer and House 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
    22%
  • Miner
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • House Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yanik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yanik 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 195 immigration records available for the last name Yanik. 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 447 military records available for the last name Yanik. For the veterans among your Yanik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yanik lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yanik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Yanik in 1962 was 82, and 64 in 2004.

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