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The Janes surname is a patronymic name created from the personal name Jan, which was a Middle English variant of the name John, or as "son of Jan." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Janes Early Origins



The surname Janes was first found in Worcester, where they held a family seat from very early times. They were also found early in Cornwall, where a record in the Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall shows a Simon Ianes in 1297. A John Janne was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Cornwall in 1327, and a William Jan was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in that same year. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Kirby's Quest listed Robert Janes and William Janes, both in Somereset temp. 1 Edward III. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

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Janes Spelling Variations


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Janes Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Janes, Jans, J'Anes, Jeanne, Jeynes, Jayne, Jane and many more.

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Janes Early History


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Janes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janes research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1438, 1499, 1716, 1275, 1510, 1620, 1500, 1480, 1499, 1500, 1611, 1662, 1660, 1645, 1707 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Janes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Janes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Janes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Jane (Jan) (died 1500), English clergyman, Archdeacon of Essex (1480), Bishop of Norwich (1499-1500); Henry Jeanes (1611-1662), an English clergyman and puritan...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Janes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Janes In Ireland


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Janes In Ireland



Some of the Janes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Janes or a variant listed above:

Janes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary and Thomas Janes, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Joseph Janes, who arrived in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1658
  • Joane Janes, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • Mary Janes, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • John Janes who arrived in Barbados with his wife Jane in 1679

Janes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Janes, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Janes, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Charles E Janes, who landed in America in 1826
  • Charles Janes, who came to Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Albert Janes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Janes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Christopher John Janes U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Janes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anne Janes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Elijah Janes, who arrived in Canada in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Janes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Janes (post 1700)



  • Rodney Berdett Janes (1892-1973), American businessman and politician, new York State Senator (1939-1944) and (1945-1946)
  • Dominic Janes (b. 1994), American actor
  • Henry Fisk Janes (1792-1879), American politician, U.S. Representative from Vermont (1834-1837)
  • Roland Janes (b. 1933), American rock and roll guitarist
  • Norman Janes (1892-1980), English painter
  • Richard Janes (b. 1978), English actor, film and theatre director
  • Joseph Robert Janes (b. 1935), Canadian author, known for his St-Cyr and Kohler series
  • Christine Truman Janes MBE (b. 1941), British former tennis player
  • Alfred Janes (1911-1999), Welsh artist, one of The Kardomah Gang, a group of young artists in Swansea that included the poets Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins
  • Joseph Robert Janes (b. 1932), Canadian geologist and novelist

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Suggested Readings for the name Janes


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Suggested Readings for the name Janes



  • History of the Janes-Peek Family by Reba Neighbors Collins.
  • Rendezvous in Racine by Ralph M. Colburn.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Janes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Janes 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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