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Banerjee Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Brahman) name, the first element of which, Ban-, is a shortened form of the village name Bandoghat. The final element -jee is derived from jha (greatly reduced form of Sanskrit upadhyaya ‘teacher’); thus, Banerjee ‘teacher from the village of Bandoghat’. In Bengali names formed with -jee, the initial element is believed to indicate a village granted by Ballal Sen, a legendary ancient king of Bengal, to the ancestor of the person bearing the surname. A Sanskrit version of this name, Vandyopadhyaya, was coined later, from the elements vandya ‘venerable’ + upadhyaya ‘teacher’.

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


Similar surnames: Mukherjee, Barzee, Barber, Baker, Bartee, Vanderzee, Vanderveen

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Banerjee Family Origin

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Banerjee Family Occupations

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Banerjee Life Expectancy

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Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Banerjee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Banerjee in 1971 was 39, and 56 in 2004.

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