When James Alfred Bane was born on 9 August 1850, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, his father, Frederick Bane, was 38 and his mother, Lydia Blodgett, was 32. He married Sidney Jane "Liddie" Ingram on 13 April 1871, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marshall, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Cameron District, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 6 June 1933, in Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fork Ridge, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.
English: from Middle English ban ‘slayer, murderer’ (Old English bana).
Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Bain .
French: metonymic occupational name from Old French ban(n)e ‘hamper, large basket’. This surname is very rare in France; in North America it may hence alternatively be an altered form of Bain 4.