Michael Banks

1831–27 November 1878 (Age 47)
Aycliffe, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Michael

Michael Banks was born in 1831, in Aycliffe, Durham, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Banks and Jane. He married Ann Naggs on 2 September 1854, in Long Newton, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 27 November 1878, in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47.

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Michael Banks
Ann Naggs
Marriage: 2 September 1854
Mary Eleanor Banks

Spouse and Children

2 September 1854
Long Newton, Durham, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Eleanor Banks


Parents and Siblings

    William Banks






World Events (4)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 2

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 12

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 23

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). 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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Michael Banks in household of William Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Michael Banks, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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