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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Banton

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Notable Persons With the Last Name Banton

Buju Banton is a reggae, dancehall, reggae fusion, and roots reggae deejay, singer, and deejay (jamaican). He was most active from 1987 to present. Buju was given the name Mark Anthony Myrie on July 15th, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica. Buju is also known as Gargamel.


Pato Banton is a reggae musician. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1980 to present. Pato was given the name Patrick Murray on October 5th, 1961 in Birmingham.


Jason Banton is a soccer player for the Notts County F.C., Arsenal F.C. Academy, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Reserves, Academy, Liverpool F.C., Leicester City F.C., Burton Albion F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Plymouth Argyle F.C., Milton Keynes Dons F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., and Hartlepool United F.C. Jason was born on December 15th, 1992 in Tottenham, England.


Burro Banton is a reggae musician. He was most prominent from 1976 to 1976. Burro was given the name Donovan Spalding on December 27th, 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica. Burro is also known as Spalding and Donovan.


Bernie was born in 1946 in Parramatta. He breathed his last breath in 2007.


Hugh Banton is a musician. He plays Organ (music), Bass guitar, and Bass pedals. He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Hugh was given the name Hugh Robert Banton in Yeovil.


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Popularity of Banton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Banton U.S.
  White 49.98% 64.26%
  African American 40.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Banton

People with the last name Banton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Banton

  • How Popular is the name Banton? As a last name Banton was the 13,236th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Banton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Banton is Friday, January 6th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Banton? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Banton. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Banton: Your name in reverse order is Notnab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oatbnn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Banton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,307 people with the last name Banton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Banton? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Banton as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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