Introduction to the Banisters name


The Banister family ancestry has spread over many centuries, almost reaching a millennium, and this web-site attempts to chronicle that family history and lineage. Of course the spelling of the name has changed a few times throughout this period due to phonetically interpreted mis-spelt ‘scribes’ and also the influence of the return to ‘English’ spelling preferences post the French ‘court’ influences.


The content of this web site has been assembled from many sources.



Where it has been useful, reference has been made to other external information sources and, again where relevant, URL links have been inserted to link to these other web-sites (rather than simply replicate the information here) and also URL links are used to ‘transport’ you locally to other related pages within this web-site.