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Banz Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Franconia so named, or a topographic name from Old High German banz, which denotes the administrative area of a tribe and is probably the origin of the place name. In Bavaria, from Middle High German banz, denoting a barrel or drinking vessel which was used by reapers in the fields, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a farm laborer or a maker of such vessels.

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


Similar surnames: Bank, Bann, Band, Bang, Ban, Ranz, Ganz, Bean, Danz, Bunt

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Where is the Banz family from?

You can see how Banz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Banz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Banz families living in Wisconsin. This was about 29% of all the recorded Banz's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Banz families in 1880.
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What did your Banz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Banz. 37% of Banz men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    37%
  • Clerk
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Watchman
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Banz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banz 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Banz. 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 503 military records available for the last name Banz. For the veterans among your Banz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Banz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Banz in 1962 was 89, and 77 in 2004.

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