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Janek Name Meaning

Czech and Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Jan.

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


Similar surnames: Janik, Jasek, Janes, Panek, Janet, Junek, Janey, Hanek, Danek, Janak

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Where is the Janek family from?

You can see how Janek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janek family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Janek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Janek families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Janek's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Janek families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janek. 29% of Janek men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Janek women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janek were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Labor
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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What Janek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Janek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janek 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 676 immigration records available for the last name Janek. 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 537 military records available for the last name Janek. For the veterans among your Janek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janek lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Janek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Janek in 1958 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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