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The ancient Scottish name Bankhead was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Ayrshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Bankhead Early Origins



The surname Bankhead was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bankhead Spelling Variations


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Bankhead Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Bankhead has been spelled Bankhead, Bankheid and others.

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Bankhead Early History


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Bankhead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bankhead research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1630, 1630 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Bankhead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bankhead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bankhead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bankhead 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Bankhead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Bankhead who settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • James Bankhead, who arrived in Virginia in 1738

Bankhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bankhead settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • J P Bankhead, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Bankhead Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John W. Bankhead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Eliza Bankhead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Benjamin Bankhead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Lydia Bankhead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bankhead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bankhead (post 1700)



  • Tommy Bankhead (1931-2000), American Delta blues guitarist and singer
  • John P. Bankhead (1821-1867), officer in the United States Navy
  • Samuel Howard Bankhead (1905-1976), American baseball player
  • Daniel Robert Bankhead (1920-1976), American first black pitcher in Major League baseball
  • John Hollis Bankhead (1872-1946), U.S. senator from the state of Alabama
  • Michael Scott Bankhead (b. 1963), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Don Bankhead, American politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1991-92, 1997-98, 2001-03
  • Dale K. Bankhead, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1996
  • John Hollis Bankhead (1842-1920), American Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State House of Representatives, 1865-67, 1880-81; Member of Alabama State Senate, 1876-77
  • John Hollis II Bankhead (1872-1946), American Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State House of Representatives, 1903; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1931-46
  • ... (Another 10 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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Bankhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bankhead 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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