Show ContentsEubank History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This "surname is derived from a geographical locality, 'of the yew-bank,' from residence on the bank where the yew-trees grew." [1] Specifically, the family claim descent from "Yewbank, a location name in Cumberland." [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Eubank family

The surname Eubank 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. [3]

Early History of the Eubank family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eubank 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 Eubank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eubank Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ewbank, Ewbanke, Ewbanks, Eubank, Ewbanck and others.

Early Notables of the Eubank 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...
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Eubank Ranking

In the United States, the name Eubank is the 5,276th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [4]

United States Eubank migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eubank Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elias M Eubank, who landed in Texas in 1835 [5]
  • G. W. D. Eubank, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1893
Eubank Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Eubank, aged 30, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Rosa Eubank, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Frank Eubank, aged 65, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Brent F. Eubank, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • James Eubank, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eubank (post 1700) +

  • Major-General Eugene Lowry Eubank (1892-1997), American Commanding General of the Technical Training Air Force, Gulfport, Mississippi (1951-1954) [6]
  • John Franklin Eubank (1872-1958), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • William Eubank (b. 1982), American film director, cinematographer and director of photography
  • Mark Eubank, retired American television broadcasting meteorologist
  • Gordon Eubank (b. 1946), American microcomputer industry pioneer
  • Kristin Eubank (b. 1981), American professional wrestler
  • Kevin Tyrone Eubank (b. 1957), American jazz guitarist and composer
  • J. Owen Eubank, American politician, Mayor of Daytona Beach, Florida, 1959 [7]
  • Chris Eubank (b. 1966), former boxer and British celebrity who held world titles at Middleweight and Super Middleweight
  • Brigadier-General John Eubank Copeland (1891-1978), American Assistant Commanding General 65th Division (1943-1946) [8]

Suggested Readings for the name Eubank +

  • Our Eubanks Family and Related Families by Lucille Dickinson Ainsworth.

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  5. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Eugene Eubank. Retrieved from
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from
  8. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) John Copeland. Retrieved from on Facebook