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Bank Surname Meaning

German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German or Middle Low German banc or Yiddish bank ‘bench table counter’ in any of various senses e.g. a metonymic occupational name for anyone whose work required a bench or counter for example a butcher baker court official or money changer. The surname of German is also found in Poland and in Czechia. Danish and Swedish: topographic name from bank ‘(sand)bank’ or a habitational name from a farm named with this word. Danish and Swedish: from bank ‘noise’ hence a nickname for a loud or noisy person. Compare Bang . Danish: habitational name from the German placename Bänkau. English: topographic name from Middle English banke (Old Norse banke) ‘bank hillside’ or a habitational name from any of the many places so called. Irish: adopted for Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’ a byname apparently meaning ‘large-bellied’. This name has also been Anglicized as Banks as if from Irish bruach ‘bank’.7: Dutch: from the personal name Bank recorded in North Holland province a vernacular of Bancras from Pancratius (see Pankratz ).8: Hungarian (Bánk): from a diminutive of Bán (see Ban ).

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

Similar surnames: Bang, Rank, Back, Banz, Band, Bann, Ban, Blank, Bark, Pan

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You can see how Bank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bank families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 40 Bank families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bank's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bank families in 1911.
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What did your Bank ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bank. 58% of Bank 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bank. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Bank. For the veterans among your Bank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bank lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bank in 1954 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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