Banta Family History

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Banta Name Meaning

Frisian: probably a habitational name for someone from Bant, in the 17th century an island in Friesland, now the village north of Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder.

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

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

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Banta Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Banta name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Banta Family Origin

Where is the Banta family from?

Banta Family Occupations

What did your Banta ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Banta occupation in Canada was Miller. 100% of Banta's were Millers.

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  • Miller


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Banta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Banta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banta 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 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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Draft Card

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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Banta Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Banta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banta 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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