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Banner Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): from Middle English baner ‘banner’ (Old French banere baniere ‘flag ensign’ Late Latin bandaria) a metonymic occupational name for one who made banners or for a standard bearer. Compare Bannerman . German: occupational name for a standard bearer Middle High German banier Middle Low German banner from French bannière ‘flag standard’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kanner, Banker, Danner, Benner, Tanner, Basner, Bann, Anker, Wanner

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Where is the Banner family from?

You can see how Banner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banner families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 315 Banner families living in Worcestershire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Banner's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Banner families in 1891.
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What did your Banner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Banner. 10% of Banner men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Banner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banner were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Banner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Banner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Banner. For the veterans among your Banner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Banner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Banner in 1949 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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