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Banahan Name Meaning

Irish: from O'Banaghan or O'Bannaghan Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó Beannacháin ‘descendant of Beannachán’ a byname from a diminutive of beannach ‘peaked’.

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

Similar surnames: Hanahan, Manahan, Canavan, Shanahan, Lanahan, Hanrahan, Monahan

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Where is the Banahan family from?

You can see how Banahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Banahan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Banahan families living in Missouri. This was about 14% of all the recorded Banahan's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Banahan families in 1880.
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What did your Banahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banahan. 27% of Banahan men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Banahan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banahan were Salesman and Cook. .

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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

  • Clerk
  • Chauffeur
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Banahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banahan 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 818 immigration records available for the last name Banahan. 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 351 military records available for the last name Banahan. For the veterans among your Banahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banahan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Banahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Banahan in 1946 was 51, and 81 in 2003.

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