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Banbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Banbury, a place in Oxfordshire, named with the unattested Old English personal name Ban(n)a (possibly a byname meaning ‘felon’, ‘murderer’) + Old English burh ‘fort’, dative byrig.

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


Similar surnames: Hanbury, Danbury, Asbury, Albury, Marbury, Bradbury, Bury, Duxbury

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Where is the Banbury family from?

You can see how Banbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 157 Banbury families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Banbury's in the UK. London had the highest population of Banbury families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Banbury. 25% of Banbury men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Banbury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banbury were Gardener and Household 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 Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    25%
  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer Heavy Worker
    8%
  • Gardener
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Banbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banbury 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Banbury. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Banbury. For the veterans among your Banbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banbury lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Banbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Banbury in 1941 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

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