Janke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Janke family

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.

Important Dates for the Janke family

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.

Janke Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Janke family (pre 1700)

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...
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Janke migration to the United States

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, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand Janke, aged 30, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Wilhelm Janke, aged 6, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [1]
  • Alwine Janke, aged 24, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [1]
  • Elise Janke, aged 3, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Janke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christian Janke, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1909 [1]
  • Auguste Janke, who arrived in Chile in 1912 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Janke (post 1700)

  • 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

Citations

  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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