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Janos Surname Meaning

Hungarian (János): from the personal name János from Latin Johannes (see John ). Slovak (Jánoš also Janoš) Czech (Janoš also Jánoš) and Polish: derivative of the personal name Jan (Slovak Ján) ‘John’ or in some cases from a Slavicized form of the Hungarian cognate János (see above). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Polish variant Janosz.

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

Similar surnames: Janas, Janes, Jaros, Jans, Banos, Danos, Janus, Janow, Panos, Nanos

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Where is the Janos family from?

You can see how Janos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Janos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Janos families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Janos's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Janos families in 1911.
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What did your Janos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Janos. 23% of Janos men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Janos women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janos were Carpenter 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
  • Salesman
  • Labor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Janos. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Janos. For the veterans among your Janos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Janos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Janos in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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