Bankston Family History

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Bankston Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Bengtsson (see Bengtson).

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


Similar surnames: Bankson, Bengston, Jansson, Benston, Backstrom, Winston, Buckson

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Bankston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bankston name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    8%

  • Benin/Togo

    7%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Bankston Family Origin

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Bankston Family Occupations

What did your Bankston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bankston. The most common Bankston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Bankston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bankston family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Bankston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bankston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bankston 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 620 immigration records available for the last name Bankston. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bankston. For the veterans among your Bankston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bankston Life Expectancy

What is the average Bankston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bankston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bankston in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bankston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bankston 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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