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

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The surname Janke 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.

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


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

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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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Janke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Luise Christine Regine K Janke, aged 32, landed in America in 1843
  • Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand Janke, aged 30, arrived in America in 1843
  • Wilhelm Janke, aged 6, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Alwine Janke, aged 24, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Elise Janke, aged 3, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
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Janke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christian Janke, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1909
  • Auguste Janke, who arrived in Chile in 1912
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  • John W. Janke, American radioman with the Eights Station winter party in 1964, eponym of Janke Nunatak, an isolated Antarctic nunatak
  • Fred C. Janke (1917-2009), American football player
  • Robert Arthur Janke (b. 1922), professor working in the American Midwest
  • Gabriele Janke (b. 1956), German fencer
  • Karin Janke (b. 1963), retired German sprinter
  • Kleber Janke (b. 1988), Brazilian defensive midfielder
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    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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