The surname Janda was first found in Silesia in East Prussia, where the name Jindra came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. They branched to Czechoslovakia.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janda research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1658 is included under the topic Early Janda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kim D. Janda (b. 1957), American chemist, Chaired Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute, recipient of the NIH First Award (1990), Sloan Fellowship (1993) and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (1999)
Ludwig Janda (1919-1981), German footballer who played from 1936 to 1954 and as a manager from 1954 to 1962
Frantisek Janda (1878-1955), Bohemian Olympian who won a silver medal for discus throw at the 1900 games
Petr Janda (b. 1987), Czech football player
Pavel Janda (b. 1976), Czech silver medalist slalom canoer at the 1996 Summer Olympics