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Ban Surname Meaning

Croatian Slovenian and Serbian; Hungarian and Slovak (Bán): nickname from Hungarian bán South Slavic ban or Slovak bán ‘governor’. Hungarian Bán was also used as a personal name. Historically the word ban is found mostly as a Croatian status name for a regional military or administrative leader. The surname possibly denoted a person in the service of a ban or one who came from a land under the authority of a ban. As a surname of Hungarian origin Ban is also common in Romania. Slovenian: from a short form of the personal name Urban . Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Benedykt an equivalent of Latin Benedictus (see Benedict ). German: variant of Bann . Japanese: written 伴 ‘comrade’. It is found mostly in eastern Japan. Some families pronounce the same character as Tomo. Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 班 meaning ‘squad’ or ‘theatrical troupe’ in Chinese: from the second character of the personal name Dou Ban (斗班) which was the personal name of a prince a grandson of king Ruo Ao (died c.764 BC) of the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC).7: Chinese: Hokkien or Taiwanese form of the Chinese surname 萬 see Wan 8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 馮 possibly based on its Hokkien or Teochew pronunciation see Feng 9: Korean: variant of Pan 9.10: Vietnamese (Bàn): from the Chinese surname 盤 see Pan

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

Similar surnames: Yan, Kan, Man, Bai, Bao, Tan, Pan, Han, Bank, Bain

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You can see how Ban families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ban family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ban families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 46 Ban families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Ban's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ban families in 1891.
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What did your Ban ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ban. 89% of Ban women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Passenger Lists

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Ban. For the veterans among your Ban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ban lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ban in 1944 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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