Janes Family History

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Janes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Jan (see Jayne). Czech (Janeš): from a pet form of the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Greek Ioannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jans, Janos, Manes, Anes, James, Janey, Janet, Jones, Janas, Janek

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Janes Family Origin

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Janes Family Occupations

What did your Janes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janes. A less common occupation for the Janes family was Blacksmith. The most common Janes occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Janes's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Janes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 254,000 census records available for the last name Janes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janes 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Janes. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Janes. For the veterans among your Janes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janes Life Expectancy

What is the average Janes lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Janes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Janes in 1951 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janes 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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