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The ancestors of the bearers of the Bancker family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Oxfordshire. The name is thought to be descriptive of someone who lived near a bank, or an area of raised ground, and is derived from the Old English word, benche, of the same meaning, although this derivation and meaning are by no means certain.

Bancker Early Origins



The surname Bancker was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bancker Spelling Variations


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Bancker Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bancker include Bencher, Banker, Benchere, Buncher, Benchaire and many more.

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Bancker Early History


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Bancker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bancker research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1296, 1500, 1674, 1665, 1734, 1695, 1696, 1707 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Bancker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bancker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bancker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bancker 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bancker or a variant listed above: William Banker who arrived in New York in 1822.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bancker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bancker (post 1700)



  • Flores Bancker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1779-80
  • Evert Bancker (1721-1803), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1777-83, 1785-88; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1779-83
  • Evert Bancker (1665-1734), American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1695-96, 1707-09
  • Adrian Bancker (d. 1792), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1783-84; Richmond County Surrogate, 1787-92
  • Abraham Bancker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1788-90; Richmond County Surrogate, 1792-1809

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Bancker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bancker 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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