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Banton Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant of Bampton a habitational name from one or more of the places so called.

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

Similar surnames: Benton, Manton, Branton, Panton, Barton, Baston, Dalton, Denton

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Where is the Banton family from?

You can see how Banton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Banton families living in Kentucky. This was about 19% of all the recorded Banton's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Banton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banton. 25% of Banton men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Banton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banton were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Banton. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Banton. For the veterans among your Banton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Banton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Banton in 1943 was 24, and 60 in 2004.

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