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Debanks Early Origins



The surname Debanks 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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Debanks Spelling Variations


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Debanks Spelling Variations



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

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Debanks Early History


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Debanks Early History



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

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Debanks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debanks Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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