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Janacek Name Meaning

Czech (Janácek): from a pet form of the personal name Jan, vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Janicek, Janecek, Janak, Juracek, Vanicek, Janek, Jacek, Janeczek

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Where is the Janacek family from?

You can see how Janacek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janacek family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Janacek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Janacek families living in New York. This was about 71% of all the recorded Janacek's in USA. New York had the highest population of Janacek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janacek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janacek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Janacek. 36% of Janacek men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Janacek women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janacek were Farming and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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What Janacek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Janacek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janacek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 373 immigration records available for the last name Janacek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 717 military records available for the last name Janacek. For the veterans among your Janacek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janacek lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Janacek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Janacek in 1963 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

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