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Debank Early Origins



The surname Debank was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat. Much conjecture has arisen about the origin of this name. Early records are scanty. Some have attributed the name to be Huguenot. "This was a common Huguenot name in he 17th and 18th centuries. The earliest known bearers in England are three people called Thomas Debanck of Hartshorne, Derbyshire, (father, son and grandson, from 1611); Nathaniel Debanke of Martock, Somerset (1655); and Joseph Debanke, a weaver in London (1656). " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
In this case, the name was perhaps a topographic name (with the preposition de) from the French word "banc" meaning bench, bank. However, in the Wirral in Cheshire we find the name commonly used for a resident by the banks of the River Dee. The name Dee or Du, meaning black, is Welsh and both names proliferate throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire.

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Debank Spelling Variations


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Debank Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Deebank, Deebe, Deeble and others.

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Debank Early History


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Debank Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debank research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1750, 1767, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Debank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debank Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debank Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Debank 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Debank Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph de Bank who arrived in America at Ellis Island in 1907
  • A.W. de Bank, aged 46, who arrived in America at Ellis Island from Southampton, England in 1922

Debank Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Debank, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Mark Debank, aged 35, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Mary A. Debank, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Debank (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Debank (post 1700)



  • Bob Debank, British guitarist and vocalist, founding member of Coast to Coast, a British band from Northamptonshire in 1977

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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