When Janos Farkas was born on 5 May 1877, in Dunaújváros, Fejér, Hungary, his father, Gyorgy Farkas, was 33 and his mother, Terezia Molnar, was 29. He married Agnes Toth on 29 January 1902, in Dunapentele, Fejér, Hungary. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 September 1944, at the age of 67.
Some characteristic forenames: Hungarian Laszlo, Tibor, Attila, Sandor, Zoltan, Gabor, Geza, Janos, Istvan, Miklos, Bela, Csaba. Jewish Arie, Chaim, Moshe, Liat, Mayer, Zev, Ari, Asher, Eliezer, Faigy, Fishel, Mendel.
Hungarian: from the old personal name Farkas, derived from farkas ‘wolf’. It is also a nickname derived from the same word. The surname Farkas is also found in Romania and Slovakia (see also 2 below).
Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, and Rusyn (from Vojvodina in Serbia) (Farkaš): from a Slavicized form of Hungarian farkas ‘wolf’, used either as a nickname or a personal name; or, in part, an adaptation of the cognate Hungarian surname Farkas (see 1 above).