Bane Family History

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Bane Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bain. Irish: variant of Bain 1. Perhaps French, an occupational name from Old French ban(n)e ‘hamper’, ‘large basket’.

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

Similar surnames: Bann, Cane, Lane, Bank, Bone, Dane, Banes, Bade, Bayne, Ban

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Bane Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bane name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bane. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bane Family Origin

Where is the Bane family from?

Bane Family Occupations

What did your Bane ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bane occupation in the UK was Farm Labourer. 8% of Bane's were Farm Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bane family was Ag Labourer. Farm Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bane.

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  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Ag Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bane ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bane Historical Records

What Bane family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Bane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bane census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bane. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bane. For the veterans among your Bane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bane Life Expectancy

What is the average Bane lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bane in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bane

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bane ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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