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Janes Family History

Janes Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Jane with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s (see Jayne ). Slovenian and Croatian (of Slovenian origin) (Janeš): variant of Slovenian Janež from an old equivalent of the Latin personal name Johannes (see John ) or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name from janež ‘anise’. Compare Yanes . Czech (Janeš Jáneš): from a pet form of the personal name Jan .

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

Similar surnames: Jans, Janos, Manes, Anes, James, Janey, Janet, Jones, Janas, Janek

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Where is the Janes family from?

You can see how Janes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Janes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 369 Janes families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Janes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Janes families in 1911.
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What did your Janes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Janes. 30% of Janes men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Janes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janes were Farmers Son and Income. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Servant
  • Income
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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Janes. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Janes. For the veterans among your Janes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janes lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Janes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Janes in 1951 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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