Janik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Janik family

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

Early History of the Janik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janik research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1475, 1591, 1609, 1641, 1663, 1724, 1763, 1778, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Janik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Janik Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Janik family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Janik at this time were Sigismund Janke (1609-1663), a theologian and poet, Johann Gottfried Janke (1724-1763), an artist, Frederick Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), a physical educationist known...
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Janik Ranking

In the United States, the name Janik is the 11,520th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Janik migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Janik Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Janik, who landed in America in 1855 [2]
Janik Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adam Janik, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States from Javocin, Austria, in 1909
  • Albert Janik, aged 26, who landed in America from Budapest, Hungary, in 1910
  • Albin Janik, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Radrissow, Austria, in 1910
  • Agatha Janik, aged 29, who settled in America from Makoviska, Austria, in 1912
  • Agnesz Janik, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Abraham, Hungary, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Janik (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Alvin Janik (1940-2009), American college and AFL football player from Poth, Texas
  • Douglas J. Janik (b. 1980), American professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Ondrej Janik (b. 1990), Slovak professional ice hockey player
  • Igor Janik (b. 1983), Polish three-time gold medalist javelin thrower


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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