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Banyas Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bányás): from bánya ‘mine’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a miner or a topographic name for someone who lived near a mine. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Bányász, occupational name for a miner.

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


Similar surnames: Banyai, Banda, Banos, Panas, Banks, Balas, Barras, Barlas, Byas

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Where is the Banyas family from?

You can see how Banyas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banyas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Banyas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Banyas families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Banyas's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Banyas families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banyas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banyas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banyas. 30% of Banyas men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Banyas women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banyas were Machine Operator and Housewife. .

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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
    30%
  • Miner
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Machine Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 787 census records available for the last name Banyas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banyas 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 296 immigration records available for the last name Banyas. 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 282 military records available for the last name Banyas. For the veterans among your Banyas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banyas lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Banyas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Banyas in 1949 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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