Janis Family History

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Janis Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant spelling of Janice. French: unexplained. Latvian: from the first name Janis, Latvian form of John.

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

Similar surnames: Danis, Manis, Joanis, Janes, Janos, Jans, Janas, Enis, Janik, Banis

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Janis Family Origin

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Janis Family Occupations

What did your Janis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Agricultural Labourer (And Pensioner) and Benzier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Janis. A less common occupation for the Janis family was Builder. The most common Janis occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Janis's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer (And Pensioner)

  • Benzier

  • Builder


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

Janis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Janis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Janis. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Janis. For the veterans among your Janis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Janis Life Expectancy

What is the average Janis lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Janis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Janis in 1950 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Janis 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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