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Janas Name Meaning

Polish; Czech and Slovak (mainly Janás Czech also Janáš): from a derivative of the personal name Jan Slovak Ján ‘John’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Janos, Janak, Janes, Banas, Jans, Panas, Janus, Janis, Joanis, Janz

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Where is the Janas family from?

You can see how Janas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Janas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Janas families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Janas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Janas families in 1911.
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What did your Janas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Janas. 100% of Janas men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Janas lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Janas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Janas in 1949 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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