Banister Family History

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Banister Name Meaning

English: variant of Bannister.

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

Similar surnames: Bannister, Balster, Brister, Sangster, Bristor, Wagster, Baxter

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Banister Family Origin

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Banister Family Occupations

What did your Banister ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Banister occupation in Canada was Farmer. 70% of Banister's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmers Son and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banister. A less common occupation for the Banister family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Labourer

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Banister ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Banister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Banister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banister 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Banister. 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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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Banister. For the veterans among your Banister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Banister Life Expectancy

What is the average Banister lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Banister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Banister in 1946 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banister ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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