Banker Family History

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Banker Name Meaning

English: topographic name from northern Middle English bank(e) ‘hillside slope’, ‘riverbank’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant (see Banks). Scottish: habitational name from Bankier in Stirlingshire. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Polish bankier ‘banker’. German (Bänker): occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Low German banc ‘bench’, ‘counter’ (see Bank).

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

Similar surnames: Backer, Anker, Barker, Banner, Baker, Mander, Bankert, Ranger, Barber

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Banker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Banker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Banker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Banker Family Origin

Where is the Banker family from?

Banker Family Occupations

What did your Banker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carriage Maker, Dom Servant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banker. A less common occupation for the Banker family was Merchant. The most common Banker occupation in Canada was Carriage Maker. 20% of Banker's were Carriage Makers.

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  • Carriage Maker

  • Dom Servant

  • Farmer

  • Merchant


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

Banker Historical Records

What Banker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Banker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banker 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 Banker. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Banker. For the veterans among your Banker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Banker Life Expectancy

What is the average Banker lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Banker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Banker in 1946 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Banker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banker 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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