Thomas Banks

January 1847–April 1890 (Age 43)
Pevensey, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Banks was born in January 1847, in Pevensey, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Caleb Banks, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Gurr, was 25. He married Harriett Vernon in 1870, in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in April 1890, in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 43.

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Thomas Banks
Harriett Vernon
Marriage: 1870
Thomas Edwin Banks
Edith Annie Banks
William Banks
Henry Vernon Banks

Spouse and Children

Sussex, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Edwin Banks


    Edith Annie Banks


    William Banks


    Henry Vernon Banks


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Gurr




World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 37

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Thomas Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Thomas Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Tom Banks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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