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Banville Name Meaning

French and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Banville in Calvados France recorded in the 13th century as Badanvilla ‘estate of a woman called Bada’. Compare Banfield .

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

Similar surnames: Linville, Glanville, Saville, Manville, Granville, Carville, Neville

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Where is the Banville family from?

You can see how Banville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Banville families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 11 Banville families living in Wisconsin. This was about 42% of all the recorded Banville's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Banville families in 1880.
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What did your Banville ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banville. 19% of Banville men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Banville women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banville were Clerk and Machine Operator. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Banville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banville 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 706 immigration records available for the last name Banville. 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 794 military records available for the last name Banville. For the veterans among your Banville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banville lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Banville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Banville in 1963 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

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