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Banker Name Meaning

English: topographic name from northern Middle English bank(e) ‘hillside slope’, ‘riverbank’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant (see Banks). Scottish: habitational name from Bankier in Stirlingshire. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Polish bankier ‘banker’. German (Bänker): occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Low German banc ‘bench’, ‘counter’ (see Bank).

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


Similar surnames: Backer, Anker, Barker, Banner, Baker, Mander, Bankert, Ranger, Barber

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Where is the Banker family from?

You can see how Banker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 50 Banker families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Banker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Banker families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Banker. 29% of Banker men worked as a General Labourer and 85% of Banker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banker were Bus Conductor and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    29%
  • Butchers Assistant
    15%
  • Farm Labourer
    15%
  • Bus Conductor
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Banker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Banker. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Banker. For the veterans among your Banker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banker lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Banker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Banker in 1946 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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