History of your Surname
Get access to Bann family records.Start a free trial

Bann Family History

Bann Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German ban ‘area (of fields or woods) banned from agricultural or other use’, hence probably a topographic name for someone who lived by such a reserve. See also Banwart. English: of uncertain origin. Reaney suggests that it may be from an unrecorded Old English personal name Banna, or a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, from Old French bane, banne ‘hamper’, ‘pannier’. Compare French Bane.

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


Similar surnames: Bain, Banz, Dann, Bank, Mann, Kann, Pann, Bahn, Wann, Band

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Bann family from?

You can see how Bann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bann families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Bann families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Bann's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bann families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bann. 26% of Bann men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Bann women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bann were Truck Driver and Secretary.

View Census data for Bann | Data not to scale

*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
    26%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Bann family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Bann

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bann. 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.

View all Bann immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bann. For the veterans among your Bann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bann military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bann family history.

Discover More

What is the average Bann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bann in 1962 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bann

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Bann family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial