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Banyai Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bányai): habitational name for someone from any of over forty places named with bánya ‘mine’, especially the Transylvanian city of Nagybánya (‘great mine’).

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


Similar surnames: Banyas, Banda, Lanyi, Bandi, Banta, Benac, Barham, Danzi, Banz, Bango

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Where is the Banyai family from?

You can see how Banyai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banyai family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Banyai families living in Connecticut. This was about 27% of all the recorded Banyai's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Banyai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banyai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banyai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Banyai. 43% of Banyai men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    43%
  • Butcher
    29%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Machinist
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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What Banyai family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 545 census records available for the last name Banyai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banyai 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 631 immigration records available for the last name Banyai. 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 194 military records available for the last name Banyai. For the veterans among your Banyai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banyai lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Banyai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Banyai in 1963 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

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