Bann Family History

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Bann Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German ban ‘area (of fields or woods) banned from agricultural or other use’, hence probably a topographic name for someone who lived by such a reserve. See also Banwart. English: of uncertain origin. Reaney suggests that it may be from an unrecorded Old English personal name Banna, or a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, from Old French bane, banne ‘hamper’, ‘pannier’. Compare French Bane.

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

Similar surnames: Bain, Banz, Dann, Bank, Mann, Kann, Pann, Bahn, Wann, Band

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Bann Family Origin

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Bann Family Occupations

What did your Bann ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bann. 6% of Bann men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Bann women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bann were General Labourer Heavy Work and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Aircraft Sheet Metal W
  • Foreman Painter decorator
  • General Labourer Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • House Duties (unpaid)
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bann 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bann. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bann. For the veterans among your Bann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bann Life Expectancy

What is the average Bann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bann in 1962 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bann

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