Bannink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Bannink. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.
Early Origins of the Bannink family
The surname Bannink was first found in London, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bannink family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannink research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Bannink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bannink 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 Bannink include Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.
Early Notables of the Bannink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bannink family to Ireland
Some of the Bannink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bannink migration to the United States +
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 Bannink or a variant listed above:
Bannink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Brend Bannink, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Zaandam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Bannink Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Bannink, aged 22, originally from Laren, Holland, who arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Potsdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bannink (post 1700) +
- Harry Bannink (1929-1999), Dutch composer, arranger and pianist who wrote over 3,000 songs
- Alexander Bannink (b. 1990), Dutch professional footballer
Related Stories +
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P2-R6R : 6 December 2014), Brend Bannink, 28 Mar 1892; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Zaandam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWC-1Z2 : 6 December 2014), Albert Bannink, 01 Apr 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Potsdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).