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Origins of the Name Bannister
Bannister is the name for a basket weaver, from Anglo-Norman French banastre 'basket'.
Also a meaning: The keeper of a bath; from the French 'bain', a bath.
Does not refer to a staircase rail.
Geographic Location of Bannister Families
In the UK, people with the surname live in Yorkshire and Lancashire Counties.
In the USA, most live in New England region and in California.