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The JANES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,489 4384 0.003 28
United States (1880 census) 4,146 1490 0.008 83
Change since 1880 +3343 -2894 -0.005 -55
Other Countries
Australia 394 4023 0.002 24
United Kingdom 2,612 2365 0.006 57
Top States for JANES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 588 4615 0.002 17
Illinois 509 2363 0.004 41
Texas 488 4194 0.002 23
Kentucky 479 1146 0.012 119
Michigan 439 2464 0.004 44
Top States for JANES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 479 1146 0.012 119
Missouri 360 1914 0.006 64
Alaska 38 2127 0.006 61
Oregon 183 2210 0.005 53
Arkansas 139 2400 0.005 52


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called JANES live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called JANES represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called JANES in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a JANES by picking someone at random in Kentucky than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of JANES

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the JANES surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the JANES surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of JANES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 226 3.02
White (Hispanic) 155 2.07
Mixed Race 114 1.52
Asian/Pacific 53 0.71
Native American/Alaskan 51 0.68
White (Caucasian) 6,890 92

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the JANES surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of JANES in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of JANES.

Similar names to JANES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JANES.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for JANES

The following words are slight variants of JANES that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.