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The Anglo-Saxon name Banken comes from the family having resided in Norfolk.

Banken Early Origins



The surname Banken was first found in the county of Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Banken Spelling Variations


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Banken Spelling Variations



Banken has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.

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Banken Early History


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Banken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Banken research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1476 is included under the topic Early Banken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Banken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Banken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Banken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Banken In Ireland


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Banken In Ireland



Some of the Banken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bankens to arrive on North American shores:

Banken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gert Banken, who arrived in America in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Banken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Banken (post 1700)



  • Charles Thurman Banken Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1974

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Banken Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Banken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Banken 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 11 December 2015 at 09:50.

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