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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A town in southeastern Northern Ireland
  2. A university town in northwestern Wales on the Menai Strait
  3. A town in east central Maine on the Penobscot River

From Welsh bangor (“wattle”),, from Old Welsh bancor (“wattle”)

  1. A city in Gwynedd, Wales
  2. Any of several other places named after the city in Wales.

From Irish Beannchar.

  1. A town in County Down, Northern Ireland
  2. Any of several other places named after the town in Northern Ireland.

    Bangor was also found in the following language(s): Welsh

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bangor

    Bernard was born on August 18th, 1719. He passed away on May 20th, 1781.


    Henry was born on July 26th, 1828. He breathed his last breath on February 23rd, 1911.


    Maxwell was born on May 4th, 1868. He breathed his last breath on November 17th, 1950.


    Edward was born on February 23rd, 1827. He breathed his last breath on September 14th, 1881.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bangor U.S.
      White 98.02% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bangor

    People with the last name Bangor are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Bangor

    • How Popular is the name Bangor? As a last name Bangor was the 159,712th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Bangor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bangor is Sunday, August 7th, 1932.
    • How unique is the name Bangor? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bangor. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Bangor: Your name in reverse order is Rognab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abgnro. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bangor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101 people with the last name Bangor.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bangor? Bangor is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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