History of your Surname
Get access to Janet family records.Start a free trial

Janet Family History

Janet Name Meaning

English: from a pet form (not necessarily female) of the personal name Jan (see Jayne).

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


Similar surnames: Janes, Janey, Janek, Jane, Pane, Jansen, Jacek, Jank, Jantz, Janz

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Janet family from?

You can see how Janet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Janet families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Janet families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Janet's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Janet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Janet. 60% of Janet men worked as a Farmer.

View Census data for Janet | Data not to scale

*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
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Janet family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Janet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Janet

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Janet. 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.

View all Janet immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 327 military records available for the last name Janet. For the veterans among your Janet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Janet military records

You've only scratched the surface of Janet family history.

Discover More

What is the average Janet lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Janet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Janet in 1963 was 70, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janet

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Janet family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial