Ban Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bán): from the old Hungarian personal name Bán. Hungarian, Serbian, and Croatian: from Slavic ban or Hungarian bán ‘governor’ (from Avar bajan ‘rich’, ‘rich man’), historically a status name for a regional military or administrative leader (for example the governor of Croatia in the Habsburg Empire). Slovenian: probably from a reduced form of the personal name Urban. German: variant spelling of Bann. Japanese: ‘comrade’. This name is found mostly in eastern Japan. Some families pronounce the same character as Tomo. Chinese : according to legend, during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a noble of the state of Chu was raised and suckled by a tiger. This tiger’s skin bore markings that resembled the character for Ban, and his descendants adopted this character, which may also mean ‘team’, ‘class’, ‘group’ as their surname. Korean: variant of Pan.

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


Similar surnames: Yan, Kan, Man, Bai, Bao, Tan, Pan, Han, Bank, Bain

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Ban Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ban occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ban's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ban family was Book Store. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ban.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Book Store

    4%

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ban in 1944 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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