When Geraldine Louise Banks was born on 25 November 1920, in Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Homer Banks, was 28 and her mother, Ellen Conlon, was 26. She married Donald Frank Miller on 14 March 1941. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Steuben, New York, United States in 1935 and Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 2 May 1997, in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States.
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.
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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