Do you know about the shanks that are from ky

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Shanks

This unusual and long-established surname is of Anglo-Saxon, and is now confined chiefly to northern English and Scottish regions. Shanks or Shank is a nickname for someone with particularly long legs, or some peculiarity of gait. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "sceanca", meaning shin-bone, leg, which was preserved in Scotland and northern England while in the rest of the county the Olde Norse word "leggr", leg, was adopted, although the surname remained in England for a while, as in Stephen Schankes, recorded in the Norfolk Hundred Rolls of 1275. In Scotland, Murdoch Shank had a charter of lands at Kinghorn, Fife, from Robert the Bruce in 1319. John Shanks (died 1636) was a principal actor in the early years of the 17th Century, and is listed in the Shakespeare folio of 1623. A Coat of Arms was granted on August 15th 1562, to a family of the name who resided at Rollesby, Norfolk, and depicts a gold fess between three gold escallops on a purple shield. The escallop or scallop shell, was used as a badge by pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land, and symbolizes venture to foreign lands and Fidelity. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Lefwine Scanches which was dated 1095, in the "Records of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds", Suffolk, during the reign of King William 11, known as "Rufus", 1087 - 1100. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Tonya Renee Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    6 June 1986    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Mary F Bush        

Lucas Wayne Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    16 August 1986    Madison, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Lori A Shanks        

Sadie Danielle Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    21 March 1987    Madison, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Jacqueline A Hall        

Gregory Nathan Hurt Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    29 November 1987    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Amie L Hurt        

Tiffany Ann Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    5 October 1988    Franklin, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Lisa G Griffieth        

Allison Nicole Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    31 March 1989    Campbell, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Shelley C Prewitt        

Craig Andrew Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    10 July 1989    Kenton, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Lynne A Smith        

Jonathan Andrew Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    29 November 1989    Campbell, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Cara L Shanks        

Nina Marie Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1 October 1990    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Dawn M Shanks        

Crystal Renee Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    11 February 1991    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Jenny L Lawson        

Mekensie Lynn Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    29 March 1991    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Tonya L Priddy        

Tiffany Hope Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    2 July 1991    Montgomery, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Vickie L Mccarty        

Travis Alen Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    14 July 1991    Henderson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Tina J Horn        

Emily Marie Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    13 October 1991    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Mary Bush        

Jessica Marie Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    10 May 1992    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Johnnie M Hobson        

Kenneth David Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    26 September 1992    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Yvonne M Gilson        

Linsey Michelle Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    15 September 1993    Whitley, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Salena G Wireman        

Jeremiah Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    27 November 1993    Hardin, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Juanita A Shanks        

Terrence Montana Lewi Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    21 July 1994    Montgomery, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Donna M London        

Kimberly Samanatha Ra Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    14 August 1994    Montgomery, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Scottie C Ferguson
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Christopher Dustin Ray Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    10 March 1995    Madison, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Misty G Murphy        

Jessica Autumn Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    3 October 1995    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Shea Y Northcutt        

Danny Michael Fran Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    17 May 1996    Madison, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Alison Land        

Brandy Michelle Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    24 May 1996    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Linda M Worley        

Candace Rae Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    21 July 1998    Daviess, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Greta A Kessinger        

Hannah Danelle Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    6 September 1998    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Angela D Shanks        

Kurt Kcee Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    13 November 1998    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Amanda B Shanks        

Keaton Spencer Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    18 February 1999    Hardin, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Carolyn S Shanks        

Elijah Gregory Shanks-Peeples
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    14 October 1991    Hardin, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Juanita Shanks        

Julie Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1971    Campbell, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Phyllis M Mcdaniel        

Julia Ann Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1971    Boyd, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Ellen L Mansfield        

James Andrew Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1979    Hardin, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Brenda E Rouse        

Susan Alison Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1979    Warren, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Carol J Cooke        

Tommy Lynn Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    17 October 1979    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Geraldine White        

Robert Dale Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1980    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Phyllis M Sprowles        

Frank Henry Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1981    Boyd, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Teresa K Laney        

William Lee Isaac Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1981    Madison, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Judith G Mcfarland        

Margaret Emily Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    29 October 1981    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Margaret L Wickstrom        

Matthew Wayne Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1982    Clark, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Mary F Bush        

Jacqueline Nicole Shanks
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1982    Jefferson, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Teresa M Hardin
My grandfather's name is Bobby Gene Shanks, he was married to A Ruby Shanks, They have 7 children! I trying to find my family history for my kids And myself
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Bobby Gene Shanks Jr

Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes

Name Bobby Gene Shanks Jr
Event Type Birth
Event Date 1962
Event Place Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Gender Male
Mother's Name Ruby C Means

CITING THIS RECORD

"Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHL-QX5M : accessed 14 April 2016), Bobby Gene Shanks Jr, 1962; citing Birth, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.

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Bobby Gene Shanks

mentioned in the record of Fairy Mae Smith

Name Bobby Gene Shanks
Gender Male

Deceased

Name Fairy Mae Smith
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 26 Aug 1994
Event Place Kentucky, United States
Gender Female
Age 80
Relationship to Deceased Deceased
Birth Year (Estimated) 1914
Birthplace , Muhlenberg,
Death Date 24 Aug 1994
Death Place Memphis, ,
Newspaper Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Spouse and Children

Clifton Husband Male
Ronnie Gale Shanks Son Male
Glenna Fay Shanks Daughter Female
Jerry Wayne Shanks Son Male
Bobby Gene Shanks Son Male
Betty Jones Daughter Female
Wanda Mae Pierce Daughter Female
Bobbie Grounds Daughter Female

Parents and Siblings

Orville Mcdowell Brother Male
Daniel Mcdowell Brother Male
Junior Mcdowell Brother Male
Geraldine Mutchler Sister Female

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKWB-11ZS : accessed 14 April 2016), Bobby Gene Shanks in entry for Fairy Mae Smith, Kentucky, United States, 26 Aug 1994; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com(http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, born-digital text.

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Bobby G Shanks

Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes

Name Bobby G Shanks
Event Type Birth
Event Date 1942
Event Place Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Mother's Name Polly Hobbs

CITING THIS RECORD

"Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHL-K17N : accessed 14 April 2016), Bobby G Shanks, 1942; citing Birth, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Ruby C Means
Mother
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
child:    Polly Diana Shanks        

Ruby C Means
Mother
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
child:    Paul Randolph Shanks        

Ruby C Means
Mother
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
child:    Jacquelyn Kaye Shanks        

Ruby C Means
Mother
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
child:    Bobby Gene Shanks Jr        

Rubie C Means
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
birth:    1944    Fayette, Kentucky, United States    
mother:    Mattie Anderson        

Ruby C Means
Mother
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
child:    Denise Michele Shanks

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