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Bankston Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Bengtsson (see Bengtson).

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

Similar surnames: Bankson, Bengston, Jansson, Benston, Backstrom, Winston, Buckson

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Where is the Bankston family from?

You can see how Bankston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bankston family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bankston families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Bankston families living in Georgia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bankston's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Bankston families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bankston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bankston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bankston. 32% of Bankston men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bankston women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bankston were Farm Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bankston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bankston 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 620 immigration records available for the last name Bankston. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bankston. For the veterans among your Bankston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bankston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bankston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bankston in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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