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Banks Family

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'''Banks''' was a common [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] family name, found in the [[Shire]] and [[Bree]]. Known members of the family are [[Eglantine Banks]], the mother of [[Peregrin Took]], and [[Willie Banks]], a hobbit from Bree, who was killed in the battles against [[Ruffians|the strangers]] who attacked Bree early in [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]].
 
'''Banks''' was a common [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] family name, found in the [[Shire]] and [[Bree]]. Known members of the family are [[Eglantine Banks]], the mother of [[Peregrin Took]], and [[Willie Banks]], a hobbit from Bree, who was killed in the battles against [[Ruffians|the strangers]] who attacked Bree early in [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]].
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==Etymology==
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The name is topographical in the sense 'steep slope or hill-side'.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:00, 10 October 2010

Banks was a common Hobbit family name, found in the Shire and Bree. Known members of the family are Eglantine Banks, the mother of Peregrin Took, and Willie Banks, a hobbit from Bree, who was killed in the battles against the strangers who attacked Bree early in T.A. 3019.

Etymology

The name is topographical in the sense 'steep slope or hill-side'.