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The German surname Banas emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. West Prussia, where the distinguished surname Banas was born, was nestled between Brandenburg and East Prussia on the Vistula River. It is famous for its ancient cities, such as Danzig, which is renowned for its culture and fine displays of Renaissance art and architecture.

Banas Early Origins



The surname Banas was first found in East Prussia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name is Slavic in origin.

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Banas Spelling Variations


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Banas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bannasch, Bannach, Bannaski, Bannasche, Bannash, Bannashe, Banach, Banasch, Banasche, Banascher, Bansch, Bannsch, Bannsche, Bansche, Banscher, Bannsh, Bannsher and many more.

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Banas Early History


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Banas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Banas research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1871 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Banas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Banas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Banas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Banas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Bansch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806 with his wife and two children; Georg Bansche came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1734. Michael Banscher arrived in Philadelphia in 1871..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Banas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Banas (post 1700)



  • Walter A. Banas, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948; Candidate for New York State Senate 56th District, 1958
  • Anthony Banas, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Macomb County 1st District, 1961
  • Michala Elizabeth Laurinda Banas (b. 1978), New Zealand television actress, and singer

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Banas Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Banas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Banas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 15:36.

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