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