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Janiak Family History

Janiak Name Meaning

Polish: patronymic from the personal name Jan.

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

Similar surnames: Janik, Janak, Janowiak, Janczak, Jonak, Janiga, Janas, Janda, Janice

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Where is the Janiak family from?

You can see how Janiak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Janiak family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Janiak families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Janiak's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Janiak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Janiak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Janiak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janiak. 20% of Janiak men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Janiak women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janiak 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
  • Salesman
  • Cutter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Machine Operator
  • Packer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Janiak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janiak 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 595 immigration records available for the last name Janiak. 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 700 military records available for the last name Janiak. For the veterans among your Janiak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Janiak lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Janiak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Janiak in 1944 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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