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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Family Time Line

Thomas Banks
1847–1890
Harriett Vernon
1850–1916
Marriage: 1870
Thomas Edwin Banks
1872–1915
Edith Annie Banks
1876–
William Banks
1879–
Henry Vernon Banks
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1870
Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Thomas Edwin Banks

    Male1872–1915Male

    Edith Annie Banks

    Female1876–Female

    William Banks

    Male1879–Male

    Henry Vernon Banks

    Male1881–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1814–Male

    Elizabeth Gurr

    Female1821–Female

siblings

(1)

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.
1884

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.

Possible Related Names

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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