Banister Name Meaning & Origin

Banister

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Often used as a surname, rather than a primary name.

A banister is the handrail on the side of a staircase.

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Banastre was a moderately common christian name in the 17th-early 19th centuries in England and the Netherlands. The name has strong associations with Banastre Tarleton, a British Officer in the American Revolution (known popularly as Tavington from the film "The Patriot").

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Ban, Banni

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Root from the French word bath meaning keeper of the bath.

Also (probably most often) a variant of Bannister, an English occupational surname meaning "basket weaver."

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Banastre Tarleton (18th Century Military Officer), David Banister (The Incredible Hulk), Gary Banister (British Football player, Steve Banister (British rugby player).

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