Banner Family History

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Banner Name Meaning

English (Midlands): metonymic occupational name for a standard bearer, from Anglo-Norman French banere ‘flag’, ‘ensign’ (see Bannerman). German: occupational name for a standard bearer, Middle High German banier, Middle Low German banner, from French bannière ‘flag’, ‘standard’.

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

Similar surnames: Kanner, Banker, Danner, Benner, Tanner, Basner, Bann, Anker, Wanner

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Banner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Banner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Banner. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Banner Family Origin

Where is the Banner family from?

Banner Family Occupations

What did your Banner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Banner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Banner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Banner family was Waggon Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk

  • Waggon Maker


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

Banner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Banner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banner 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Banner. 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 Banner. For the veterans among your Banner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Banner Life Expectancy

What is the average Banner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Banner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Banner in 1949 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banner 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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