Francis John Banks

Middleton Junction, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Francis John

When Francis John Banks was born in 1884, in Middleton Junction, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Philip James Banks, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Barnes Seddon, was 34. He lived in Cheadle, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Philip James Banks
Mary Ann Barnes Seddon
Eliza Banks
Eliza Banks
Isabella Banks
Philip Richard Banks
Richard Henry Banks
Alice Banks
Francis John Banks
William Banks
Edith Banks
Thomas Banks

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 17

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 34

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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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  • Francis Banks in household of Philip Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Francis J Banks in household of Philip J Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Francis John Banks in household of Philip James Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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