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Banner Name Meaning

English (Midlands): metonymic occupational name for a standard bearer, from Anglo-Norman French banere ‘flag’, ‘ensign’ (see Bannerman). German: occupational name for a standard bearer, Middle High German banier, Middle Low German banner, from French bannière ‘flag’, ‘standard’.

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


Similar surnames: Kanner, Banker, Danner, Benner, Tanner, Basner, Bann, Anker, Wanner

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Where is the Banner family from?

You can see how Banner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banner families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Banner families living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Banner's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Banner families in 1840.
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What did your Banner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Banner. 18% of Banner men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Banner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banner were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Banner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banner 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Banner. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Banner. For the veterans among your Banner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Banner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Banner in 1949 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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