Banik Family History
Banik Name Meaning
Polish and Slovak (Baník): occupational name for a miner. Polish: from a reduced form of Benedikt or Benedykt, vernacular forms of Benedictus (see Benedict). Indian (Bengal, Assam, and Orissa) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Baishya) name, from Sanskrit va?nik ‘merchant’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press