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Bankowski Name Meaning

Polish (Bankowski): habitational name for someone from a place named Banki, from banka ‘bulging vessel’, ‘bubble’.

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


Similar surnames: Pankowski, Jankowski, Bonkowski, Binkowski, Mankowski, Borkowski

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Where is the Bankowski family from?

You can see how Bankowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bankowski family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1901 and 1920. The most Bankowski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Bankowski families living in Manitoba. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bankowski's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bankowski families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bankowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bankowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bankowski. 65% of Bankowski men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bankowski women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bankowski were Butcher and Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    65%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Baker
    8%
  • Butcher
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    20%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bankowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bankowski census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 650 immigration records available for the last name Bankowski. 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 Cards

There are 714 military records available for the last name Bankowski. For the veterans among your Bankowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bankowski lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bankowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bankowski in 1953 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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