Janik Family History

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Janik Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Slovak (Janík), and Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Jan.

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

Similar surnames: Janek, Janak, Yanik, Jank, Banik, Janiak, Janos, Balik, Panek

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Janik Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Janik name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Janik. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Janik Family Origin

Where is the Janik family from?

Janik Family Occupations

What did your Janik ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Janik occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Janik's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Janik family was Hotel Keeper. Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Janik.

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  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Hotel Keeper


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Janik ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Janik Historical Records

What Janik family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Janik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janik census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Janik. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Janik. For the veterans among your Janik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janik Life Expectancy

What is the average Janik lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Janik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Janik in 1951 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janik

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janik ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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