Banz Family History

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Banz Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Franconia so named, or a topographic name from Old High German banz, which denotes the administrative area of a tribe and is probably the origin of the place name. In Bavaria, from Middle High German banz, denoting a barrel or drinking vessel which was used by reapers in the fields, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a farm laborer or a maker of such vessels.

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

Similar surnames: Bank, Bann, Band, Bang, Ban, Ranz, Ganz, Bean, Danz, Bunt

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Banz Family Origin

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Banz Family Occupations

What did your Banz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hotel Vacuum Porter was the top reported job for people in the UK named Banz. 50% of Banz men worked as a Hotel Vacuum Porter

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hotel Vacuum Porter
  • Working Tailoress

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

Banz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Banz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banz 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Banz. 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 503 military records available for the last name Banz. For the veterans among your Banz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Banz Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Banz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Banz in 1962 was 89, and 77 in 2004.

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