The German surname Janke is derived from the popular first name "Johann," and simply means "son of Johann."
, where Johannes Jahn, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1475.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janke 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 Janke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Janke, Jahnke, Jancke, Jahncke, Jahn, Jahnicke, Janisch, Jahnich and many more.
Prominent bearers of the family name Janke 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 Janke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.