Bankhead Family History

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Bankhead Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill (see Banks 1) or habitational name from a place with this origin. There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire.

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

Similar surnames: Banker, Lawhead, Banfield, Anstead, Fancher, Beckstead, Basham

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Bankhead Family Origin

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Bankhead Family Occupations

What did your Bankhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bankhead family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bankhead. The most common Bankhead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bankhead's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Bankhead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bankhead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bankhead census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 715 immigration records available for the last name Bankhead. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Bankhead. For the veterans among your Bankhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bankhead Life Expectancy

What is the average Bankhead lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bankhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bankhead in 1942 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bankhead ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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