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Wilbanks Early Origins



The surname Wilbanks was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1489 when Thomas Gylbank held estates in that shire.

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Wilbanks Spelling Variations


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Wilbanks Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilbank, Gillbanks, Gillbank, Gylbank, Gyllbanks and others.

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Wilbanks Early History


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Wilbanks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilbanks research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1525 are included under the topic Early Wilbanks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilbanks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilbanks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilbanks 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:

Wilbanks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. R. Wilbanks, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1906
  • John R. Wilbanks, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1916
  • John R. Wilbanks, aged 43, who settled in Columbus,Ohio, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilbanks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilbanks (post 1700)



  • Thomas Donald "Don" Wilbanks (1901-1984), American television actor
  • John Wilbanks, American Vice President of Science Commons
  • Pate Wilbanks, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Ozark County, 1940
  • John Wilbanks, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1960
  • Chad Wilbanks, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 25th District, 2012
  • Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (1933-1967), United States Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War, posthumously received the Medal of Honor

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Honore et virtute
Motto Translation: With honor and virtue.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Wilbanks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilbanks Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 April 2016 at 09:14.

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