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Banas Family History

Banas Name Meaning

Polish (mainly Banaś): from a pet form of the personal name of Banadyk a vernacular form of Benedykt from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict ). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Banasz. Slovak (Banás Banáš and Banaš): occupational name for a miner of Hungarian origin (see Banyas ). Rusyn (from Slovakia; mainly Baňas): occupational name for a miner of Hungarian origin or a nickname meaning ‘sorcerer witch doctor’ (see Banyas 1 compare 2 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Banis, Panas, Janas, Balas, Banos, Barnas, Banks, Basa, Janos, Benak

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You can see how Banas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Banas families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Banas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Banas families in 1911.
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What did your Banas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Banas. 59% of Banas men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Logger
  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Banas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Banas. For the veterans among your Banas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banas lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Banas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Banas in 1953 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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