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