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Banik Name Meaning

Slovak Rusyn (from Slovakia) and Czech (Moravian) (mainly Baník Slovak also Bánik): occupational name for a miner from baník ‘miner’. For Rusyn name see also Polish: derivative of the personal name Ban or since it is used almost exclusively in the southern part of Poland an adaptation of Czech or Slovak Baník ‘miner’ (see 1 above). Ukrainian and Rusyn (standard transliteration Banyk): nickname from banyk a term denoting a kind of curd tart. See also 1 above. Indian (Bengal Assam and Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Baishya occupational name from Sanskrit vaṇik ‘merchant’.

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


Similar surnames: Bank, Benik, Banis, Janik, Balik, Babik, Malik, Tank, Benak, Sani

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Where is the Banik family from?

You can see how Banik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banik family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Banik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Banik family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Banik's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Banik families in 1880.
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What did your Banik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banik. 35% of Banik men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Banik women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banik were Miner and Packer. .

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Packer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Banik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banik 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 479 immigration records available for the last name Banik. 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 585 military records available for the last name Banik. For the veterans among your Banik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banik lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Banik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Banik in 1961 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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