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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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You can see how Ban families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ban family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ban families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Ban families living in Kentucky. This was about 29% of all the recorded Ban's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Ban families in 1840.
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What did your Ban ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ban. 24% of Ban men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ban women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ban were Farm Laborer 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 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ban. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Ban. For the veterans among your Ban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ban lifespan?

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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