Janisch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Janisch family

The surname Janisch 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 Janisch family

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

Janisch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Janisch family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Janisch 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 Janisch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Janisch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Janisch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August F H Janisch, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
Janisch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edward Janisch, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914 [1]
  • Frank Janisch, who landed in Wisconsin in 1918 [1]


  1. ^ 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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