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Bane Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bain. Irish: variant of Bain 1. Perhaps French, an occupational name from Old French ban(n)e ‘hamper’, ‘large basket’.

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


Similar surnames: Bann, Cane, Lane, Bank, Bone, Dane, Banes, Bade, Bayne, Ban

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Where is the Bane family from?

You can see how Bane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bane families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Bane families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Bane's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bane families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bane. 19% of Bane men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bane women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bane were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farming
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Waitress
    5%
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Bane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bane 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bane. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bane. For the veterans among your Bane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bane lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bane in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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