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Janak Family History

Janak Name Meaning

Czech (Janák): from an augmentative form of the personal name Jan, vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Janas, Janik, Jonak, Manak, Hanak, Janek, Jank, Janos, Janes, Panek

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Where is the Janak family from?

You can see how Janak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Janak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Janak families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Janak's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Janak families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janak. 42% of Janak men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Janak women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janak were Farm Operator and Helper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    58%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Farm Helper
    11%
  • Helper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Janak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janak 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 631 immigration records available for the last name Janak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 651 military records available for the last name Janak. For the veterans among your Janak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janak lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Janak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Janak in 1959 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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