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Banta Family History

Banta Name Meaning

Frisian: probably a habitational name for someone from Bant, in the 17th century an island in Friesland, now the village north of Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder.

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

Similar surnames: Ranta, Banda, Santa, Ante, Canto, Gaeta, Cantu, Banyai, Basa, Banz

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Where is the Banta family from?

You can see how Banta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banta families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 44 Banta families living in New Jersey. This was about 34% of all the recorded Banta's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Banta families in 1840.
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What did your Banta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Banta. 18% of Banta men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Banta women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banta were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Banta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banta 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Banta. 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 Banta. For the veterans among your Banta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banta lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Banta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Banta in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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