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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. BANGK-HEHD  [key]

Meaning & History

Topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill, derived from Middle English bank meaning "bank" and hed meaning "head". There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Added 9/4/2020 by General9696
Edited 8/1/2022 by General9696