--- 1st Generation ---
1. James BANE (1034)
Birth abt 1650 Scotland
--- 2nd Generation ---
2. Mordecai BANE (480)
Birth abt 1683 Inverness Shire, Scotland
Marriage Dec 29, 1705 Naomi MEDLEY (482); St. Paul's Church, Chester Co., PA.
Marriage Jun 08, 1731 Mary TEAGUE (481); Philadelphia,, PA.
Death abt 1747 Goshen, Chester Co., PA.
--- 3rd Generation ---
3. Mary Jane BANE (450)
Birth 1710 Goshen Quaker Stmt., Chester Co., PA.
Marriage Jul 11, 1730 James BURKE (449); Goshen Meeting House, Chester Co., PA.
The surname Banes is thought to be of Scottish origin, derived from personal or physical characteristics. The name can be traced to the Gaelic work "ban" which translates to "white."
Banes is recorded in Scottish documents as early as the 14th century; the suffix “s” may denote patronymy.
The earliest record of the surname Banes in the United States is of Martha Banes, age twenty, who in July 1635, sailed from Liverpool to New England.
The 1790 United States Census lists only 310 family members with this surname for the entire country. Heads of families were 72 in number and distributed per state as follows: Massachusetts (2); New York (9); Pennsylvania (17); Maryland (14); Virginia (16); North Carolina (11); and South Carolina (3). Spelling variations of the name were Bain, Baen, Baens, Bagn, Baign, Baine, Baines, Bane, Banes, Bayan, Bayhan, Bayne and Baynes. The average size of each family was reported as 5.3 members.