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Bannister Family History

Bannister Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a basket weaver, from Anglo-Norman French banastre ‘basket’ (the result of a Late Latin cross between Gaulish benna and Greek kanistron). The term denoting a stair rail is unconnected with this name; it was not used before the 17th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

629,468 Historical Documents with Bannister on Ancestry.com
185,564 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,119 Military Records
18,554 Immigration Records
122,840 Census and Voter Lists
291,391 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bannister Families

  • Number of Bannister families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bannister families
     760 - 1,518
     254 - 759
     1 - 253
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bannister families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bannister Family Origin

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Bannister Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bannister

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Bannister Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bannister Civil War Service Records

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