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Banning Name Meaning

English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Banning which might be a pet form of Old English Banna (see Bann ). Dutch and German: habitational name from a farm so named which once belonged to a certain Banno and his kin. The personal name Banno is possibly a form of an ancient Germanic Bern- ‘bear’ name. The farm name Banning has been located in several places in Gelderland. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Dutch cognate Bannink.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lanning, Kanning, Panning, Bunning, Janning, Benning, Manning

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Where is the Banning family from?

You can see how Banning families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banning family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banning families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Banning families living in Connecticut. This was about 25% of all the recorded Banning's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Banning families in 1840.
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What did your Banning ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banning. 19% of Banning men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Banning women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banning were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Banning. For the veterans among your Banning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banning lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Banning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Banning in 1950 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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