Banning Family History

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Banning Name Meaning

English: unexplained. German: patronymic from a personal name formed with Ban- ‘decree’, ‘command’ or Band- ‘band’, ‘tie’.

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

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

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Banning Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Banning name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Banning. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Banning Family Origin

Where is the Banning family from?

Banning Family Occupations

What did your Banning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Banning family was Farm Laborer. The most common Banning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Banning's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banning.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Banning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Banning Historical Records

What Banning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Banning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Banning. 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 Card

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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Banning Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Banning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banning ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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