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The origins of the Banker name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived 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.

Banker Early Origins



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

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Banker Spelling Variations


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Banker Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Banker were recorded, including Bencher, Banker, Benchere, Buncher, Benchaire and many more.

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Banker Early History


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Banker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Banker 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 Banker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Banker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Banker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Banker family emigrate to North America:

Banker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gerrit Banker, who landed in New York, NY in 1655
  • Laurens Mattyse Banker, who landed in New York, NY in 1673

Banker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Andrew Banker, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • William Banker who arrived in New York in 1822
  • John Banker, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1851

Banker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Banker U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Banker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Banker (post 1700)



  • Willis "Blond Blizzard" Burton Banker (1907-1985), American football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977
  • Oscar H. Banker (1895-1979), born Asatour Sarafian, an Armenian-born, American inventor who patented the automatic transmission for automobiles
  • Theodore William Banker, American former NFL football player who played from 1983 to 1991
  • Mark Banker, American football defensive coordinator for the Oregon State Beavers, former defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers
  • Benjamin Arthur Banker, American real estate partner and co-founder of Coldwell Banker in 1914
  • Howard James Banker (1866-1940), American mycologist
  • Jean Ann Banker (b. 1932), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004
  • Gershom Banker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County, 1870-71
  • George W. Banker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 2nd District, 1864
  • Donald G. Banker, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Banker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Banker 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.

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