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Banta Name Meaning

West Frisian: probably a habitational name for someone from Bant in the 17th century an island in Friesland now a village north of Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder (see Band 4 compare Banda ). This surname is no longer found in the Netherlands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ranta, Banda, Santa, Ante, Canto, Gaeta, Cantu, Banyai, Basa, Banz

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Where is the Banta family from?

You can see how Banta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banta families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Banta families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 63% of all the recorded Banta's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Banta families in 1911.
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What did your Banta ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Banta. 100% of Banta men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Banta. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Banta. For the veterans among your Banta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banta lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Banta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Banta in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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