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Jankowski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from Janków, Jankowo, or Jankowice, places named with the personal name Janek.

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

Similar surnames: Janowski, Jackowski, Janikowski, Pankowski, Jaskowski, Bankowski

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Where is the Jankowski family from?

You can see how Jankowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jankowski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jankowski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Jankowski families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded Jankowski's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Jankowski families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jankowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jankowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jankowski. 20% of Jankowski men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Jankowski women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jankowski were Machinist and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Jankowski. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Jankowski. For the veterans among your Jankowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jankowski lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jankowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jankowski in 1942 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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