Ebanks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
This "surname is derived from a geographical locality, 'of the yew-bank,' from residence on the bank where the yew-trees grew."  Specifically, the family claim descent from "Yewbank, a location name in Cumberland."  
Early Origins of the Ebanks family
The surname Ebanks was first found in Cumberland where Waldef de Yuebanc was recorded c. 1258. In nearby Yorkshire, William Hughbank was listed as a Freeman of York in 1464, Robert Hewbank was recorded in 1475 and Oswald Ewbanke was listed as a Freeman of York in 1592. 
Early History of the Ebanks family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ebanks research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1799, 1847, 1799, 1813, 1792, 1870, 1792, 1812, 1819, 1836, 1845, 1856 and 1849 are included under the topic Early Ebanks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ebanks Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ewbank, Ewbanke, Ewbanks, Eubank, Ewbanck and others.
Early Notables of the Ebanks family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Ewbank (1799?-1847), English painter, born at Gateshead, Durham, in or about 1799 and was adopted when a child by a wealthy uncle who lived at Wycliffe, on the banks of the Tees, Yorkshire. Being designed for the Roman Catholic priesthood, he was sent to Ushaw College, from which he absconded, and in 1813 bound himself apprentice to T. Coulson, an ornamental painter in Newcastle. So strong had become his love for art that on removing with his master to Edinburgh, he was allowed to study under Alexander Nasmyth. His talents...
Another 140 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ebanks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ebanks family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Ewbank with her husband and child who arrived in New York in 1820; Henry Eubanke settled in Virginia in 1653.
|Contemporary Notables of the name Ebanks (post 1700) ||+|
- Joe Ebanks (b. 1985), American professional poker player
- Devin Ebanks (b. 1989), American basketball player
- Michael Wayne Anthony Ebanks (b. 1964), English former footballer who played right-back
- Sharon Ebanks (b. 1967), British politician, former member of the British National Party and one of the founder members of the New Nationalist Party
- Selita Ebanks (b. 1983), Caymanian fashion model
- Ryan Ebanks (b. 1984), Caymanian cricketer for the Cayman Islands national cricket team since 2005
- Ronald Ebanks (b. 1983), Caymanian cricketer for the Cayman Islands national cricket team since 2004
- Raymond Ebanks (b. 1970), Finnish rapper
- Nicholas Ebanks (b. 1990), Caymanian football defender
- Mark Ebanks (b. 1990), Caymanian footballer
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)