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Banse Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German banse ‘granary’, ‘(wood or coal) shed next to a barn’ hence a topographic name for someone who owned or lived by such a building. In some instances a nickname for a fat person, from dialect Pansen ‘belly’, or in Bavaria a metonymic occupational name for a barrel maker from Banz, Banse ‘barrel’. French: from a Germanic personal name, short form of any of various names beginning with the element bant ‘bond’, ‘tie’.

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

Similar surnames: Banz, Basa, Gans, Bast, Sasse, Bunce, Barse, Busse, Bandel, Basse

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Where is the Banse family from?

You can see how Banse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Banse families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Banse families living in Wisconsin. This was about 22% of all the recorded Banse's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Banse families in 1880.
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What did your Banse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Banse. 27% of Banse men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Banse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banse 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 655 immigration records available for the last name Banse. 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 836 military records available for the last name Banse. For the veterans among your Banse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banse lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Banse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Banse in 1962 was 63, and 89 in 2003.

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