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Bankhead Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill (see Banks 1) or habitational name from a place with this origin. There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire.

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


Similar surnames: Banker, Lawhead, Banfield, Anstead, Fancher, Beckstead, Basham

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Bankhead Family Origin

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Bankhead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bankhead family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bankhead. The most common Bankhead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bankhead's were Farmers.

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Bankhead Historical Records

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Bankhead Life Expectancy

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