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

Janik Early Origins



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.

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Janik Spelling Variations


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Janik Spelling Variations



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

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Janik Early History


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Janik Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janik 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 Janik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Janik Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Janik Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Janik Notables 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



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

Janik Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adam Janik, aged 48, who emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Abraham, Hungary, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Janik (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. 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. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Janik Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Janik 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 April 2014 at 11:45.

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