Banas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Banas family
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.
Early History of the Banas family
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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.
Early Notables of the Banas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Banas family
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..
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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