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William John Robert Banks (second right), born in Jersey in 1859, and his family in British Columbia

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Origins of surname

This name comes from the old-English banke, which in turn comes from the Old Danish name meaning a ridge or hillside, and was originally given as a topographical name to someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank. The final "s" on the name preserves the Olde English genitive ending, ie 'of the bank'. The surname was first recorded towards the end of the 13th Century.

Early records

This was a relatively late arrival in Jersey, with the marriage of Robert and Elizabeth Manning in 1827, followed by the baptisms of their six children in St Saviour over the next 12 years. The majority of 19th and early 20th century Banks births in Jersey were descendants of this couple. Robert Banks' ancestry has been traced back to Yorkshire in the 16th century.


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These wills created by members of the Banks family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Banks : Alice , widow of Adolf Obott, of Hill End, Beaumont, St Peter - 27/Feb/1954 , 09/Apr/1970 , D/Y/B1/144/2
  • Banks : Henry William , 2 Eden Place, Ann Street, St Helier - 16/Feb/1933 , 28/Jul/1937 , D/Y/A/101/15
  • Banks : Isaac Swindell , of Les Toits Rouges, Mont Cochon, St Helier Desires to be cremated - 15/Jul/1949 , 21/Jan/1956 , D/Y/B1/34/5
  • Banks : John Francis , Grace Cottage, Eden Place, Ann Street, St Helier - 12/Oct/1938 , 26/May/1939 , D/Y/A/104/133
  • Banks : Nina Catherine , wife of Carl Meier Hugo Engel, of La Freminerie, Longueville, St Saviour - 19/Dec/1967 , 29/Mar/1974 , D/Y/B1/203/25
  • Banks : Winifred Maud Mary , widow of Joseph Stanley Caswell, of Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey - 21/Feb/1972 , 09/Nov/1979 , D/Y/B1/309/11


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