Last name: BANKS

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All you have to know about the last name BANKS

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BANKS : This last name is indexed 287,211 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BANKS : 1: English: variant of Bank 5 with excrescent -s. The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.2: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’ a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’. Compare Bank 6.

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