Last Name BANKES


Meaning Local: At the bank, i.e. the slope or declivity in the land. Like all other local monosyllables, it takes a final 's,' perhaps the patronymic, as in Johns, Simmonds, etc.
Origin English, Irish, Hungarian

Rank 25,076 (2000 US census) 24,038 (1990 US census)
Count 928 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 94.5%, or 877 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 2.26%, or 21 total occurrences, as black,
  • undisclosed % as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • undisclosed % as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 0.86%, or 8 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.29%, or 12 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

Surnames that make great first names

We do not really know what surnames will make great first name. It is just highly subjective. What we can tell you is what last names historically been used as first name. We do not know if they will be great. We just know they have been at some time...

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

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