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Banton Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. There is a place so called in Strathclyde region and a Banton House in Lancashire; the present-day concentration of the surname in the Derbyshire area suggests the latter may be the more likely source. In some instances the name may have arisen from a place called Bampton, in particular, one in Cumbria, named with Old English beam ‘trunk’, ‘beam’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Benton, Manton, Branton, Panton, Barton, Baston, Dalton, Denton

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Banton Family Origin

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Banton Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Banton family was Cab Driver. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banton. The most common Banton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Banton's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Cab Driver


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Banton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Banton Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Banton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Banton in 1943 was 24, and 60 in 2004.

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