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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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. 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).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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