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Bankson Family History

Bankson Name Meaning

Swedish: variant of Bankston.

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


Similar surnames: Bankston, Hanson, Banken, Balson, Jansson, Ranson, Bahnson, Sanson

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Where is the Bankson family from?

You can see how Bankson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bankson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bankson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bankson families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Bankson's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bankson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bankson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bankson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bankson. 33% of Bankson men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Bankson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bankson were Farming and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bankson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bankson 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 288 immigration records available for the last name Bankson. 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 958 military records available for the last name Bankson. For the veterans among your Bankson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bankson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bankson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bankson in 1961 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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