Show ContentsEubanks 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 Eubanks family

The surname Eubanks 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 Eubanks family

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

Eubanks Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Eubanks 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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Eubanks Ranking

In the United States, the name Eubanks is the 1,610th most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. [4]


United States Eubanks migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eubanks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Eubanks, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Virgil Eubanks, aged 38, who immigrated to Durham, N.C., in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Eubanks (post 1700) +

  • Uel Melvin Eubanks (1903-1954), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season for the for the Chicago Cubs in 1922
  • Duane Eubanks (b. 1969), American award-winning jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist, known for his work with the Dave Holland's big band
  • Kristin Eubanks (b. 1981), known by her ring name Krissy Vaineis, an American professional wrestler, valet and model
  • Robert Leland "Bob" Eubanks (b. 1938), American television /radio personality and game show host, recipient of a lifetime achievement Emmy Award (2005), best known for hosting the game show The Newlywed Game
  • Robin Eubanks (b. 1955), American jazz slide trombonist, brother of Kevin and Duane Eubanks
  • Sergeant Ray E Eubanks (1922-1944), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944 for his actions in World War II
  • John Eubanks (b. 1983), American NFL and CFL football player who played from 2006 to 2011
  • Gordon Eubanks (b. 1946), American computer industry executive, one of the pioneers at Digital Research
  • Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (b. 1957), American jazz guitarist, leader of the Tonight Show Band since 1995
  • E. E. Eubanks, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936 [5]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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