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Where did the German Janke family come from? What is the German Janke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Janke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Janke family history?

The German surname Janke is derived from the popular first name "Johann," and simply means "son of Johann."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Janke, Jahnke, Jancke, Jahncke, Jahn, Jahnicke, Janisch, Jahnich and many more.

First found in Plauen, in the eastern part of Saxony, where Johannes Jahn, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1475.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janke research. Another 180 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1475, 1591, 1609, 1641, 1663, 1724, 1763, 1778, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Janke History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 63 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Janke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Janke Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Anna Luise Christine Regine K Janke, aged 32, landed in America in 1843
  • Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand Janke, aged 30, arrived in America in 1843
  • Wilhelm Janke, aged 6, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Alwine Janke, aged 24, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Elise Janke, aged 3, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893


Janke Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Christian Janke, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1909
  • Auguste Janke, who arrived in Chile in 1912

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  • Robert Arthur Janke (b. 1922), professor working in the American Midwest
  • Fred C. Janke (1917-2009), American football player
  • John W. Janke, American radioman with the Eights Station winter party in 1964, eponym of Janke Nunatak, an isolated Antarctic nunatak
  • Karin Janke (b. 1963), retired German sprinter
  • Gabriele Janke (b. 1956), German fencer
  • Kleber Janke (b. 1988), Brazilian defensive midfielder


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  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Janke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Janke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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