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Origins of the Banks surname

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About the Bankses

We have a total number of 176458 records for people with the last name Banks.

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Alternative variations of the name Banks

Banks, Bainks, Bankes, Bank, Bancks

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Where do most Bankses live?

In 1921, most Bankses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Bankses

How common is your surname?

282nd most common surname in the UK

We have 154,000 records for the Banks surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Bankses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Banks first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bankses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bankses in 1921


Cotton Weaver


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Bankses in 1921
Coal Miner




Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer


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